Heroes and Villains
Hercules, Jesus, James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Gandalf, Frodo, Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Spiderman, Batman, Captain Kirk, Dr. Who, Darth Vader, Sauron, Voldemort, Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom, the Daleks, the Borg. Almost anybody living in the developed West would be able to group these individuals into two camps: the heroes and the villains. However, what criteria they may use to do this is less clear.
Mike Alsford introduces us to a range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic books, and literature. On the way, he addresses questions such as: What is a true hero? What is a true villain? Have we misunderstood these terms? What kind of societal values do our mythical heroes and villains represent? In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we are made more aware of our own ethical standards and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad.
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In his most famous work The Critique of Pure Reason he argues that what we
called the absolute laws of nature , for example , cause and effect and even
space and time , are not to be found in the external world but are actually
categories of ...
So through the Enlightenment , knowledge was actually being redefined , vast
areas of human data were being rejected as real knowledge as rigid criteria were
laid down for establishing what constituted knowledge and what did not .
... human world in general . Knowing that we can do a thing and actually doing it
are two very different things as our utilisation of various technologies has shown
us . That we have the knowledge With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility ...
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