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Ist cause and fully empowered woman to her objectification as sexual fantasyTopics explored include origin stories and identity propaganda and art altruism and the ethics of care ians as transhumanists eroticism and graphic novels the crafting of a heroine domination relationships the ethics of killing and torture and man A very thought provoking read A lot of variety in the topic style uality and my own interest in the different essays

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Wonder Woman and Philosophy

Wonder Woman and Philosophy The ian Mystiue explores a wide range of philosophical uestions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie franchiseThe first book dedicated to the philosophical u This is in parts an interesting read but it s of pretty niche interest the essays are as so often with collections like this of variable uality and while the philosophy does much to illuminate the Wonder Woman stories and the DC Comics multiverse most tell us little about the real world Still Wonder Woman is an interesting bundle of contradictions created during World War two by William Moulton Marston a progressive psychologist who lived in a polyamorous relationship believed that women are superior to men invented the polygraph lie test and appeared to have an interest in bondage Many of Marston s interests are represented in Wonder Woman the sexy feminist with bondage bracelets and a lie detecting whip Naturally feminism is discussed often in this book with many many references to Simon de Beauvoir s The Second Sex but ultimately Wonder Woman s feminism appears to be an early version of the Spice Girls Girl Power strong women as envisaged by men Other topics covered include Wonder Women s attitudes to killing and torture she s pretty pragmatic If you re a Wonder Woman fan and also a philosopher you ll probably find a lot here to interest you If not then probably not

review Wonder Woman and Philosophy

Estions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super heroineFighting fascism with feminism since 1941 considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition what limits us and what we can overcomeConfronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman from her roles as a femin This is a veryyy niche book and probably not for all fans of Wonder Woman but I really enjoyed the philosophical take Some essays were definitely stronger than others but overall I found it to be a mentally stimulating read


10 thoughts on “Wonder Woman and Philosophy

  1. says:

    This is my first book in the and philosophy series by Blackwell and i am excited to read of their publishings Some of my fa

  2. says:

    This is in parts an interesting read but it's of pretty niche interest the essays are as so often with collections like this of variable uality and while the philosophy does much to illuminate the Wonder Woman stories and

  3. says:

    Since I enjoy philosophy and superheroes this compilation of essays edited by William Irwin was a no brainer I will say that I did notice some essays contradicting information that I read as fact from DC authorized books so I will probably double check my sourced material to make sure I didn’t misinterpret what was stated in thes

  4. says:

    Interesting philosophical viewAlthough I know practically nothing about Wonder Woman the book provides many examples to explain the different theories and argumentsA bit of feminism about relationships about human understanding and philosophyOverall it was fun to read and have been a conversation starter for several topics

  5. says:

    This is a veryyy niche book and probably not for all fans of Wonder Woman but I really enjoyed the philosophical take Some essays were definitely stronger than others but overall I found it to be a mentally stimulating re

  6. says:

    Slim intriguing volume capable of much depth and breadth

  7. says:

    Would definitely be suited to a philosophy buff than little old layman me but most of the essays included in this volume are easy enou

  8. says:

    One of my favourite books so far this year What a surprise I was particularly impressed by the choice of perspectives presented It will be a book I return to often

  9. says:

    A very thought provoking read A lot of variety in the topic style uality and my own interest in the different essays

  10. says:

    I expected trouble when I started by turning to the index and finding plenty of references to Marston but only

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