From the Back Cover
What kind of strength is willpower?
Do emotions help or hurt a Green Lantern?
Can a Green Lantern power ring do anything imaginable and should we worry if it can?
How can insects, mathematical equations, and planets be Green Lanterns?
Green Lanterns and their awesome power rings inspire a sense of possibility and wonder that can last a lifetime. Anyone who dreams of how to make the world a better place can imagine ways to make that dream come true with a Green Lantern ring. Green Lantern and Philosophy shines an emerald light on the many philosophical questions raised in the comics, the films, and the animated series, tackling issues from Aristotle′s view of the effect of emotions on virtue, to what Plato′s tale of the Ring of Gyges tells us about Green Lanterns and the lust for power, to deciding who is the greatest Green Lantern of all time. So whether you′re a fan of Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, or Alan Scott and let′s not forget Soranik Natu, Kilowog, Katma Tui, Salaak, Mogo, and even Sinestro Green Lantern and Philosophy will bring enlightenment to help turn the blackest night into the brightest day!
About the Author
Mark D. White is a professor in the Department of Political Science, Economics, and Philosophy at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He coedited Batman and Philosophy and edited Watchmen and Philosophy and Iron Man and Philosophy.
William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King′s College in Wilkes–Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy.