It's been a long wait--for me, at least!--but the cover to Superman and Philosophy is finally available (and visible to your right). As I said on my personal blog after I first saw it, I love how it parallels the Batman and Philosophy cover in general layout and title font, since the two volumes bookend my tenure with the series to date.
Here is the table of contents--I'll share more about the book as publication approaches!
The Big Blue Boy Scout: Ethics, Judgment, and Reason
1 Moral Judgment: The Power That Makes Superman Human
Mark D. White
2 Action Comics! Superman and Practical Reason
3 Can the Man of Tomorrow Be the Journalist of Today?
Jason Southworth and Ruth Tallman
4 Could Superman Have Joined the Third Reich? The Importance and Shortcomings of Moral Upbringing
Truth, Justice, and American Way: What Do They Mean?
5 Clark Kent Is Superman! The Ethics of Secrecy
6 Superman and Justice
7 Is Superman an American Icon?
The Will to Superpower: Nietzsche, the Übermensch, and Existentialism
8 Rediscovering Nietzsche’s Übermensch in Superman as a Heroic Ideal
9 Superman or Last Man: The Ethics of Superpower
10 Superman: From Anti-Christ to Christ-Type
11 Superman Must Be Destroyed! Lex Luthor as Existentialist Anti-Hero
Sarah Donovan and Nick Richardson
The Ultimate Hero: What Do We Expect from Superman?
12 Superman’s Revelation: The Problem of Violence in Kingdom Come
13 A World Without a Clark Kent?
Randall M. Jensen
14 The Weight of the World: How Much Is Superman Morally Responsible For?
Audrey L. Anton
Superman and Humanity: A Match Made in Krypton?
15 Superman and Man: What a Kryptonian Can Teach Us About Humanity
16 Can the Man of Steel Feel Our Pain? Sympathy and Superman
17 World’s Finest Philosophers: Superman and Batman on Human Nature
Carsten Fogh Nielsen
Of Superman and Superminds: Who Is Superman, Anyway?
18 “It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s … Clark Kent?” Superman and the Problem of Identity
19 Superman Family Resemblance
20 Why Superman Should Not Be Able to Read Minds