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The Virtues of Captain America: Modern-Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero
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Author Name:    White, Mark D.

Title:   The Virtues of Captain America: Modern-Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Wiley-Blackwell 

ISBN Number:   1118619269 / 9781118619261

Seller ID:   ING9781118619261

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The first look at the philosophy behind the "Captain America" comics and movies, timed for the release of "Captain America: The Winter Solider" in April 2014

In "The Virtues of Captain America," philosopher and long-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the core principles, compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940's comic book character Captain America remain relevant to the modern world. Simply put, "Cap" embodies many of the classical virtues that have been important to us since the days of the ancient Greeks: honesty, courage, loyalty, perseverance, and, perhaps most importantly, honor. Full of entertaining examples from more than 50 years of comic books, White offers some serious philosophical discussions of everyone's favorite patriot in a light-hearted and accessible way.Presents serious arguments on the virtues of Captain America while being written in a light-hearted and often humorous toneIntroduces basic concepts in moral and political philosophy to the general readerUtilizes examples from 50 years of comics featuring Captain America, the Avengers, and other Marvel superheroesAffirms the value of "old-fashioned" virtues for the modern world without indulging in nostalgia for times long passedReveals the importance of the sound principles that America was founded uponTimed for the release of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier "in April 2014.

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