THE DARK KNIGHT OF THE SOUL
Edited by Mark D. White and Robert Arp
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
To the memory of Heath Ledger (1979-2008)
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The Oscar Speech
George Clooney Never Got to Make Introduction: Riddle Me This . .
PART ON E
DOES THE DARK KNIGHT ALWAYS DO RIGHT?
Why Doesn't Batman Kill the Joker?
Mark D. White
Is It Right to Make a Robin?
Batman's Virtuous Hatred
LAW, JUSTICE, AND THE SOCIAL ORDER: WHERE DOES BATMAN FIT IN?
4 No Man's Land: Social Order in Gotham City
and New Orleans
Brett Chandler Patterson
The Joker's Wild: Can We Hold the Clown Prince Morally Responsible?
ORIGINS AND ETHICS: BECOMING THE CAPED CRUSADER
Randall M. Jemen
Should Bruce Wayne Have Become Bannan?
Mahesh Ananth and Ben Dixon 9
What Would Bannan Do? Bruce Wayne as Moral Exemplar
Ryan Ind Rhodes and David K Johmon y yle
WHO IS THE BATMAN? (IS THAT A TRICK QUESTION?)
Under the Mask: How Any Person Can Become Bannan
Sarah K Donovan and Nicholas P. Richardson 11 12
Could Bannan Have Been the Joker?
Sam Cowling and Chris Ragg
Bannan's Identity Crisis and Wingenstein's Family Resemblance
1 56 167
Jason Southworth 13
What I s I t Like to Be a Bannan?
BEING THE BAT: INSIGHTS FROM EXISTENTIALISM AND TAOISM
Alfred, the Dark Knight of Faith: Bannan and Kierkegaard
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