The Virtues of Captain America

Ranked #47 in Utilitarianism

The first look at the philosophy behind the "Captain America" comics and movies, publishing in advance of the movie release of "Captain America: The Winter Solider" in April 2014.

In "The Virtues of Captain America," philosopher and long-time comics fan Mark D. White argues that the core principles, compassion, and judgment exhibited by the 1940's comic book character Captain America remain relevant to the modern world. Simply put, "Cap" embodies many of the classical virtues that have been important to us since the days of the ancient Greeks: honesty, courage, loyalty,...

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