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By Jane Dryden, Mark D. White, William Irwin

The first examine the philosophy in the back of the fairway Lantern comics—timed for the discharge of the Green Lantern motion picture in June 2011

The most up-to-date Green Lantern series—Blackest Night—propelled GL to be the top-selling comedian sequence for greater than a yr, the most recent twist in seven a long time of eco-friendly Lantern adventures. This ebook sheds mild at the deep philosophical concerns that emerge from the golf green Lantern Corps's tales and characters, from what Plato's story of the hoop of Gyges tells us concerning the eco-friendly Lantern ring and the will for energy as to if determination is crucial power to who's the best eco-friendly Lantern of all time.

  • Gives you a brand new viewpoint on eco-friendly Lantern characters, tale traces, and themes
  • Shows what philosophical heavy hitters resembling Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant can train us approximately participants of the golf green Lantern Corp and their world
  • Answers your so much urgent eco-friendly Lantern questions, together with: What motivates Hal Jordan to be a eco-friendly Lantern? Does the Blackest evening strength us to confront outdated male/female stereotypes? what's the foundation for ethical judgment within the eco-friendly Lantern Corps? Is Hal Jordan a murderer?

Whether you are a new fan or an elder from Oa, Green Lantern and Philosophy is a must have significant other.

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Fatality’s focus on love to the exclusion of all other considerations enrages Stewart and causes him to reject her, because it resulted in his failure to help people he cared about. The Rainbow of Emotions and the Prism of the Will The second mistake made by the members of the color corps, if we follow Aristotle’s account, is that by acting out of a single emotion, they fail to see the interrelation of emotions and the unity of the virtues. According to Aristotle, if you have one of the virtues, then you have them all, and his explanation for this involves reason and judgment.

W. , 1785/1993). 12. Immanuel Kant, The Metaphysics of Morals, trans. Mary Gregor (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1797/1996), 397 (emphasis in original). 13. Kant, Metaphysics of Morals, 405. 14. Ibid. 15. , 397 (emphasis in original—Kant liked italics). 16. , 409. 17. Action Comics Weekly #642 (June 1989). 18. Richard Holton, Willing, Wanting, Waiting (Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2009), particularly chapter 6. 19. Mark Muraven and Roy F. ” Psychological Bulletin 126 (2000): 247–259, at 247, 254.

Going back to the example of courage, you will recall that acting with no fear is considered vicious. As a person accustomed to thinking of Green Lanterns as heroes, this should shock you. After all, Hal Jordan, the quintessential Lantern, is prone to saying that he’s not afraid of anything. But Aristotle is clear: If an individual literally has no fear, he can’t be a good person. 25 For Aristotle, will alone isn’t enough, since it is simply a prism through which emotion needs to be filtered in order to get to right action.

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