By Mark D. White, Jane Dryden
The first examine the philosophy in the back of the fairway Lantern comics—timed for the discharge of the Green Lantern motion picture in June 2011
The most up-to-date Green Lantern series—Blackest Night—propelled GL to be the top-selling comedian sequence for greater than a 12 months, the newest twist in seven many years of eco-friendly Lantern adventures. This e-book sheds mild at the deep philosophical concerns that emerge from the golf green Lantern Corps's tales and characters, from what Plato's story of the hoop of Gyges tells us concerning the eco-friendly Lantern ring and the need for strength as to whether determination is crucial energy to who's the best eco-friendly Lantern of all time.* grants a brand new point of view on eco-friendly Lantern characters, tale strains, and subject matters* indicates what philosophical heavy hitters similar to Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant can train us approximately individuals of the fairway Lantern Corp and their global* solutions your such a lot urgent eco-friendly Lantern questions, together with: What motivates Hal Jordan to be a eco-friendly Lantern? Does the Blackest evening strength us to confront previous male/female stereotypes? what's the foundation for ethical judgment within the eco-friendly Lantern Corps? Is Hal Jordan a murderer?
Whether you're a brand new fan or an elder from Oa, Green Lantern and Philosophy is a must have significant other.
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What he meant was, things are constantly in flux. ” You want to know if this is the same I Ching that your hippie cousin uses to predict the future, or so he imagines. “The very same,” I say. “A lot of people, not just hippies, use it as an oracle. I don’t have an opinion about that and, to tell the truth, I’m not much interested in it. What concerns us is that one of the lessons the book teaches is that things and situations are constantly changing. In fact, the Ching says that things eventually become their opposites.
So, in days of yore—way, way yore—bards or minstrels or whatever the entertainers of the era were called went from place to place, telling their tales and changing the material as they saw what pleased the crowds. That’s probably how Homer operated. But of course, he heard what pleased the crowds. And that worked just as well. Today, things are different . . well, not so much different as faster. The feedback that Homer got from one group of villagers Superheroes 1/4/10 6:30 PM Page 25 The Crimson Viper versus the Maniacal Morphing Meme 25 at a time over years we get in a few weeks or even quicker.
They are moral examples. Superman can inspire us. Batman can keep us going even when the going is very tough. Spider-Man can help us understand that the voice of conscience is always more important than 1 Translation by Tom Morris, in Tom Morris, The Stoic Art of Living (Chicago: Open Court, 2004), p. 21. 2 The Stoic Art of Living, p. 55. 3 The Stoic Art of Living, p. 56 Superheroes 1/4/10 20 6:30 PM Page 20 Jeph Loeb and Tom Morris the cacophony of voices around us, who may be condemning us, belittling us, or just dismissing what we think of as so important.
Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape this Book (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) by Mark D. White, Jane Dryden