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Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way - Tom Morris, William Irwin This was a really, really good book. Some of the articles were just okay, perhaps a little philosophically dense for light reading material, especially the ones that have to do with morality and ethical theory (Kantian theory, Utilitarian, and other nonconsequential ethical theories), but this depth is precisely what makes the book worth reading. It lends depth and an element of mythos to the superhero genre that many people assume is absent.

I particularly enjoyed the article on metaphysics and on secret identities. The secret identities article focused on how we as human beings compose our identities and how oftentimes the masks we put on in different social situations begin to affect our core identity.

A great read for anyone interested in superheroes or looking for moral guidance/inspiration in life.