Superheroes and Philosophy

Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way

Edited by Tom Morris and Matt Morris (Open Court)


What’s the meaning behind those comic-book heroes and their bright spandex? Tom Morris, a former Notre Dame philosophy professor, and his son Matt put together several essays exploring how these pop culture icons “treat in vivid ways some of the most interesting and important questions facing all human beings.”

Sixteen contributors, including Jeff Brenzel ’92M.A., ’01Ph.D., and Jerry Walls ’89Ph.D., examine the deeper issues behind the masks. The book also features original artwork from comic book artists.

(August 2005)