Mark D. White is Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he teaches courses in philosophy, economics, and law. He is the author of six books: "Kantian Ethics and Economics: Autonomy, Dignity, and Character" (Stanford University Press), "The Manipulation of Choice," "The Illusion of Well-Being," and "The Decline of the Individual" (all from Palgrave Macmillan), "The Virtues of Captain America: Modern-Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero" (Wiley-Blackwell), and "A Philosopher Reads Marvel Comics' Civil War: Exploring the Moral Judgments of Captain America, Iron Man, and Spider-Man" (Ockham Publishing), as well as over sixty journal articles and book chapters in the intersections between economics, philosophy, and law. He has edited or co-edited a number of books on these subjects, including "Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation" (with Jennifer A. Baker), "The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination" (with Chrisoula Andreou) and "Retributivism: Essays on Theory and Policy" (all from Oxford University Press), and edits two book series: Perspectives from Social Economics (Palgrave Macmillan) and On Ethics and Economics (Rowman & Littlefield International).
He is also a frequent contributor and editor in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, which introduces readers to basic philosophical concepts using the movies, TV shows, comic books, and music that they love. He has edited or co-edited volumes on Batman, Watchmen, Iron Man, Green Lantern, the Avengers, Superman, and (soon) Doctor Strange, and contributed to volumes on Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Sabbath, Metallica, South Park, The Office, Family Guy, Alice in Wonderland, and Wonder Woman.