Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Mark D. White, William Irwin


Alan Moore's Watchmen is determined in 1985 and chronicles the choice background of the USA the place the USA edges dangerously in the direction of nuclear battle with the Soviet Union. inside this international exists a gaggle of crime busters, who don difficult costumes to hide their identification and struggle crime, and an elaborate plot to kill and discredit those "superheroes."

Alan Moore's Watchmen popularized the picture novel layout, has been named considered one of Time magazine's most sensible a hundred novels, and is now being made right into a hugely expected motion picture version. This most modern e-book within the well known Blackwell Philosophy and dad tradition sequence friends into Moore's deeply philosophical paintings to parse and deconstruct the moral concerns raised by way of Watchmen's costumed adventurers, their activities, and their global. From nuclear destruction to utopia, from governmental authority to human morality and social accountability, it solutions questions lovers have had for years approximately Watchmen's moral quandaries, topics, and characters.

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