The Virtues of Captain America: Modern-Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero

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The first look at the philosophy behind the CaptainAmerica comics and movies, publishing in advance of themovie release of Captain America: The WinterSolider in April 2014.

In The Virtues of Captain America, philosopher andlong-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the core principles,compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940’s comic bookcharacter Captain America remain relevant to the modern world.Simply put, "Cap" embodies many of the classical virtues that havebeen important to us since the days of the ancient Greeks: honesty,courage, loyalty, perseverance, and, perhaps most importantly,honor. Full of entertaining examples from more than 50 years ofcomic books, White offers some serious philosophical discussions ofeveryone’s favorite patriot in a light-hearted and accessibleway.

  • Presents serious arguments on the virtues of Captain Americawhile being written in a light-hearted and often humorous tone
  • Introduces basic concepts in moral and political philosophy tothe general reader
  • Utilizes examples from 50 years of comics featuring CaptainAmerica, the Avengers, and other Marvel superheroes
  • Affirms the value of "old-fashioned" virtues for the modernworld without indulging in nostalgia for times long passed
  • Reveals the importance of the sound principles that America wasfounded upon
  • Publishing in advance of Captain America: The WinterSoldier out in April 2014.
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Mark D. White is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY and co-editor of Batman and Philosophy.

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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jan 27, 2014
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781118619254
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Language
English
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Genres
Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
Philosophy / General
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