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Doctor Strange and Philosophy


Doctor Strange and Philosophy

The Other Book of Forbidden Knowledge
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series 1. Aufl.

von: William Irwin, Mark D. White

11,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 04.05.2018
ISBN/EAN: 9781119437925
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 288

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Explore the mind and world of the brilliant neurosurgeon-turned-Sorcerer Supreme Doctor Stephen Strange Essays from two-dozen philosophers illuminate how essential philosophical concepts, including existentialism, epistemology, metaphysics, and ethics, combine to make Doctor Strange one of the most complex characters in the Marvel Universe, and a welcome addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture stable of superheroes.
Contents Notes on Contributors: The Philosophers Supreme Acknowledgments: By the Glorious Grandiloquence of Gratitude! Introduction: Opening the Book of the Vishanti Part I “You’re Just Another Tiny, Momentary Speck within an Indifferent Universe” 1 Bargaining with Eternity and Numbering One’s Days: Medicine, Nietzsche, and Doctor Strange 2 Death Gives Meaning to Life: Martin Heidegger Meets Stephen Strange 3 “Time Will Tell How Much I Love You”: A Nietzschean Übermensch’s Issues with Love and Friendship 4 Existentialism, Nihilism, and the Meaning of Life for Doctor Strange Part II “Forget Everything That You Think You Know” 5 “Through an Orb Darkly”: Doctor Strange and the Journey to Knowledge 6 Forbidden Knowledge and Strange Virtues: It’s Not What You Know, It’s How You Know It 7 Doctor Strange, Socratic Hero? 8 Are We All “Looking at the World Through a Keyhole”? Knowledge, Ignorance, and Bias 9 Stephen Strange vs. Ayn Rand: A Doesn’t Always Equal A Part III “Reality is One of Many” 10 Astral Bodies and Cartesian Souls: Mind-Body Dualism in Doctor Strange 11 Scientists, Metaphysicians, and Sorcerers Supreme 12 “This is Time”: Setting Time in Doctor Strange by Henri Bergson’s Clock Part IV“A Man Looking at the World Through a Keyhole” 13 A Strange Case of a Paradigm Shift 14 Doctor Strange, the Multiverse, and the Measurement Problem 15 The Strange World of Paradox: Science and Belief in Kamar-Taj Part V “It’s Not About You” 16 The Otherworldly Burden of Being the Sorcerer Supreme 17 The Ancient One and the Problem of Dirty Hands 18 They Also Serve Who Only Stand and Wong 19 Doctor Strange, Master of the Medical and Martial Arts Part VI “I’ve Come to Bargain” 20 Is Dormammu Evil? St. Augustine and the Dark Dimension 21 Doctor Strange and Leo Tolstoy: Brothers in Nonviolence? 22 Doctor Strange, Moral Responsibility, and the God Question The Index of the All-Seeing Eye of Agamotto

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