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Introduction: The Wonder of Heroes.

PART ONE: HEROIC OBLIGATIONS.

Chapter 1: Above the Social Contract? How Superheroes Break Society (Robert Sharp).

Chapter 2: Heroes, Obligations, and The Ethics of Saving the World (J.K. Miles).

Chapter 3: Corporate Capers: The Moral Dimensions of Working for The Company (Christopher Robichaud).

Chapter 4: With Great Creativity Comes Great Imitation: Problems of Plagiarism and Knowledge (Jason Southworth).

PART TWO: SUPERMEN, SAMURAI, AND INVISIBLE MEN.

Chapter 5:Time and the Meaning of Life in Heroes and Nietzsche (Tyler Shores).

Chapter 6: Hiro Nakamura, Bushido, and Hero-Archetypes (Erik Daniel Baldwin).

Chapter 7: Plato on Gyges' Ring of Invisibility: The Power of Heroes and the Value of Virtue (Don Adams).

PART THREE: METAPHYSICS, REGULAR-PHYSICS, AND HEROIC TIME TRAVEL.

Chapter 8: The Foreknowledge of a Painter, The Fate of a Hero (David Kyle Johnson).

Chapter 9: Time to be a Hero: Branching Time and Changing the Future (Morgan Luck).

Chapter 10: Heroes and the Ethics of Time Travel: Does the Present Matter (David Faraci).

Chapter 11: The Physics of Heroes: Immortal Samurais, Flying Men, and Destroying the Space-Time Continuum (Andrew Zimmerman Jones).

Chapter 12: Pseudoscience, Scientific Revolutions, and (Chandra Suresh, David Kyle Johnson and Andrew Zimmerman Jones).

PART FOUR: THE MINDS OF HEROES.

Chapter 13: Peter Petrelli, The Haitian and the Philosophical Implications of Memory Loss (Peter Kirwan).

Chapter 14: Understanding Other Minds: Philosophical Foundations of Heroes Mindreading Powers (Fabio Paglieri).

Chapter 15: Peter Petrelli: The Power of Empathy (Andrew Terjesen).

PART FIVE: VILLAINS, FAMILY AND LYING.

Chapter 16: Are the Heroes Really Good (Peter S. Fosl)?

Chapter 17: Heroes and Family Obligations (Ruth Tallman and Jason Southworth).

Chapter 18: Concealment and Lying: Is this any way for a Hero to act (Mike Berry)?

Contributors: Our Heroes.

Chandra Suresh’s List: a catalogue of powers, both natural and synthetic.

Index: the power of omniscience (about this book).

  • Format: pdf
  • ISBN: 9780470730379
  • Publisher: WILEY
  • Ean Code: 9780470730379
  • Book type: E-book
  • Language: English
  • DRM: Adobe DRM
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