Mark D. White Ph.D.
Mark D. White, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he teaches courses in philosophy, law, and economics, and is also a member of the doctoral faculty in economics at the Graduate Center of CUNY. He has authored over 70 journal articles and book chapters in the intersections between these fields, as well as eight books: Kantian Ethics and Economics (Stanford University Press), The Manipulation of Choice, The Illusion of Well-Being, and The Decline of the Individual (all from Palgrave), The Virtues of Captain America and Batman and Ethics (both from Wiley Blackwell), and A Philosopher Reads Marvel Comics' Civil War and A Philosopher Reads Marvel Comics' Thor (both from Ockham Publishing). He has also edited and co-edited a number of books, including The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination (with Chrisoula Andreou), Economics and the Virtues: Building a New Moral Foundation (with Jennifer A. Baker), and The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics (all from Oxford University Press).
Professor White 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, Superman, Watchmen, Iron Man, Green Lantern, Doctor Strange, and the Avengers, and contributed chapters to volumes in the series on Black Panther, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Sabbath, Metallica, South Park, Family Guy, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, and Alice in Wonderland.