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Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts - David Baggett, Shawn E. Klein
Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts
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Harry Potter has put a spell on millions of readers, and they all want to find out more about the deeper meaning of his adventures. In Harry Potter and Philosophy, 17 experts in the field of philosophy unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, uncovering surprising insights that are enlightening... show more
Harry Potter has put a spell on millions of readers, and they all want to find out more about the deeper meaning of his adventures. In Harry Potter and Philosophy, 17 experts in the field of philosophy unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, uncovering surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and for the most discerning muggles. Individual chapters look at such topics as life revealed in the Mirror of Erised; the ethics of magic; Moaning Myrtle, Nearly Headless Nick, and the relation of the mind to the brain; and the character of Hermione as a case of "sublimated feminism." Also examined in this witty collection are how Aristotle would have run a school for wizards; whether the Potter stories undermine religion and morality; how to tell good people from evil ones through the characters in these novels; and what dementors and boggarts can teach readers about happiness, fear, and the soul.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780812694550 (0812694554)
ASIN: 812694554
Publisher: Open Court
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy 5 (#9)
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Incomplete Tales
Incomplete Tales rated it
No, don’t let the first few words excite you. This is not a new Harry Potter book. I know, let all the excitement just deflate away. Now judging from the summary, you probably think “Wow this must be a great insight and deep analysis on the world of Harry Potter.” Mind you, the last 2 books haven’t ...
The Cheap Reader
The Cheap Reader rated it
3.0 Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts
I don't love all the essays but they are pretty interesting.
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