Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique

İbrahimhakkıoğlu F.

Hypatia-A Journal Of Feminist Philosophy, vol.0, no.0, pp.1-3, 2020 (AHCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Book Review
  • Volume: 0 Issue: 0
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Journal Name: Hypatia-A Journal Of Feminist Philosophy
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, IBZ Online, Art Abstracts, Art Index, Art Source, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Gender Studies Database, Humanities Abstracts, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Philosopher's Index, Political Science Complete, Social services abstracts, Sociological abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Since her creation during the Second World War, Wonder Woman has come to occupy an enduring place in the social imaginary of the United States and beyond as a symbol for women's empowerment. The seventy-eight-year-old superhero not only saves the world time and again, but has also managed to save DC films, which recently had trouble measuring up to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe until Wonder Woman (Jenkins 2017) made millions at the box office. Wonder Woman and Philosophy came out the same year as the stand-alone film of the superhero, following her rather brief yet awe-inspiring appearance as portrayed by Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman (Snyder 2016). Like many other books in the Blackwell Philosophy and Popular Culture series, the anthology contains essays that are engaging, accessible, and intended for a wide audience, that is to say, essays that are pleasantly free of obscure and impenetrable academic jargon. In that sense, the anthology fulfills what it sets out to do: it draws in philosophically inclined, curious-minded Wonder Woman fans, while at the same time bringing to bear the tools, concepts, and frameworks that philosophy offers on a pop culture figure in an effort to make sense of the questions that emerge from the place she has occupied in the past several decades.