What is the Purpose of the Hero?

What is the Purpose of the Hero? Age of Ultron, Dune, Batman, and Nietzsche By Jeffery L. Nicholas Age of Ultron asks one of those ultimate meta-questions: what is the purpose of the hero? I suspect that Captain America: Civil War will center on this question, but we get the first glimpse in AoU. Tony…

Lucy and Philosophy

Lucy and Philosophy Nietzsche and Human 2.0 Duncan Reyburn   Okay, it’s true, Lucy’s entire plot is built upon a complete fallacy (that we use only ten percent of our brains), and, yes, the ever imaginative writer-director Luc Besson does ask us to suspend quite an awful lot of disbelief as we watch Scarlett Johansson…