Table of contents for Batman and philosophy : the dark knight of the soul / edited by Mark D. White and Robert Arp.


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Acknowledgements: The Oscar Speech George Clooney Never Got to Make.
Introduction: Riddle Me This...
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I. DOES THE DARK KNIGHT ALWAYS DO RIGHT?
1. Why Doesn’t Batman Kill the Joker (Mark D. White)?
2. Is It Right to Make a Robin (James DiGiovanna)?
3. Batman’s Virtuous Hatred (Stephen Kershnar).
II. LAW, JUSTICE, AND THE SOCIAL ORDER: WHERE DOES BATMAN FIT IN?
4. No Man’s Land: Social Order in Gotham City and New Orleans (Brett Chandler Patterson).
5. Governing Gotham (Tony Spanakos).
6. The Joker’s Wild: Can We Hold the Clown Prince Morally Responsible (Christopher Robichaud)?
III. ORIGINS AND ETHICS: BECOMING THE CAPED CRUSADER.
7. Batman’s Promise (Randall M. Jensen).
8. Should Bruce Wayne Have Become Batman (Mahesh Ananth and Ben Dixon).
9. What Would Batman Do? Bruce Wayne as Moral Exemplar (Ryan Indy Rhodes and David Kyle Johnson).
IV. WHO IS THE BATMAN? (IS THAT A TRICK QUESTION?).
10. Under The Mask: How Any Person Can Become Batman (Sarah K. Donovan and Nicholas P. Richardson).
11. Could Batman Have Been the Joker (Sam Cowling and Chris Ragg)?
12. Batman’s Identity Crisis and Wittgenstein’s Family Resemblance (Jason Southworth).
13. What Is It Like to Be a Batman (Ron Novy)?
V. BEING THE BAT: INSIGHTS FROM EXISTENTIALISM AND TAOISM.
14. Alfred, the Dark Knight of Faith: Batman and Kierkegaard (Christopher M. Drohan).
15. Dark Nights and the Call of Conscience (Jason J. Howard).
16. Batman’s Confrontation with Death, Angst, and Freedom (David M. Hart).
VI. FRIEND, FATHER... RIVAL? THE MANY ROLES OF THE BAT.
17. Why Batman Is Better Than Superman (Galen Foresman).
18. World’s Finest . . . Friends? Batman, Superman, and the Nature of Friendship (Daniel P. Malloy).
19. Leaving the Shadow of the Bat: Aristotle, Kant, and Dick Grayson on Moral Education (Carsten Fogh Nielsen).
20. The Tao of the Bat (Bat-Tzu).
Contributors: The Clown Princes of Casuistry and Categorical Imperatives.
Index: From the Secret Files of Oracle, Master Indexer to the DCU.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Batman (Fictitious character)