10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A good collection of papers,
This review is from: Watchmen and Philosophy: A Rorschach Test (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series) (Paperback)
I own a number of these "... And Philosophy" titles, and they are a mixed bag quality-wise. Of all of the ones which I have read, Watchmen and Philosophy is among the best. It has a shaky start, with a couple of papers at the beginning that made me wonder if the author had in fact read Watchmen or was simply presuming things about it based on a Wikipedia article. Apart from those first few unappealing papers, however, the collection is full of excellent work.
Any undergrad philosophy student, or anyone interested in philosophy (especially moral and political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind) should pick this up if they've read Watchmen, even if they've only seen the film. Watchmen is an excellent framing device for teaching philosophy, and the authors of these papers (for the most part) do a great job of taking advantage of this.