Philosophy and Comic-Characters

Katie Connolly schreibt für die BBC über Profs, die Philosophie mit Batman, Spidey und den X-Men lehren. Hört sich für mich ziemlich zwingend an.

Christopher Bartel, an assistant professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University, asks students to read the graphic novel Watchmen in order to explore questions about metaphysics and epistemology.

In one class, he uses the character of Dr Manhattan, who claims that everything - including people's psychology - is predetermined through all the causal laws of physics.

Mr Bartel uses this to teach theories of determinism and free will, and the moral responsibilities entailed in those world views.

Teaching philosophy with Spider-Man (via Neatorama)