From the Back Cover
Would the emergence of "heroes" save society or break it?
Is it okay for the Company to lie, kidnap, and kill
to secretly protect the public?
Does Hiro really have a destiny? Do we?
Is time travel actually possible?
E very episode of Tim Kring's hit TV show Heroes presents a philosophical quandary. When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicably develop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggle to cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use their new powers for good or for evil. This book analyzes some of the many questions and issues that make the series so compelling. With the help of some of history's heaviest-hitting philosophical "heroes" such as Plato and Nietzsche, you'll explore everything from the role that memory plays in personal identity to whether the rise of superpowers could break down society. Whether you're new to Heroes or have been a fan since the beginning, this book will take your enjoyment of the series to the next level.
About the Author
William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College. 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 Watchmen and Philosophy.