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Heroes and Philosophy : Buy the Book, Save the World

ISBN: 9780470373385 | 0470373385
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wiley
Pub. Date: 8/17/2009

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When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicably develop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggle to cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use their new power for good or for evil. This is the universe of Tim Kring's hit TV show Heroes. Every episode is a philosophical quandary and Heroes and Philosophy is the first book to analyze how philosophy makes this show so fascinating.Heroes is more reflective than your average television show. By looking philosophically at Heroes, readers have a unique opportunity to examine questions crucial to our existence as thinking, rational beings. Is the Company evil, or good? Does Hiro really have a destiny? Do we? Could mind reading be a power that we already have? Is time travel actually possible? If so, could we, like Hiro, use it to save the lives of those we love? What obligations do we have to family? Is it okay to lie in order to hide your powers or save the world? Shouldn't the heroes of Heroes get paid for their services? Heroes and Philosophy offers answers to these and other fascinating questions about one of the most popular TV shows on the air.

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