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I just came across an article about a new book about Batman and philosophy:

“Unlike most other superheroes, Batman's origins do not include radioactivity, alien heritage, or high-tech armor. Batman is self-made hero, and because of his humanness, he easily becomes a vehicle for asking questions psychological, social, and, well, philosophical. In the new book "Batman and Philosophy: The Dark Knight of the Soul," editors Robert Arp of the National Center for Biomedical Ontology and professor Mark D. White of the College of Staten Island (CUNY) have compiled 20 essays by philosophers of every field, from metaphysics to ethics to social-political philosophy. For many of the writers, Batman offers a window into profound real-world issues, particularly in the realm of ethics.”

It sounds pretty interesting, kind of like a more in-depth version of a panel on The Psychology of Batman that I went to at Wonder-Con this year. Hopefully my local library has a copy.

You can read the rest of the article here.

And in other news I am:
a) so excited to see The Dark Knight this weekend
b) heading down to San Diego for Comic-Con next week. Expect a full report once I get back! :)

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