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. 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. Read the full-text online edition of Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts ().
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But it was published before the last couple of books were out, so it’s a bit incomplete it terms of the scope of the series.
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The intellectual imagination thus obviously kindled, the reader has litt A book like this — in the line of the similarly engaging The Simpsons and Philosophy and The Matrix and Philosophy — is clearly earning laurels when its reader’s hxrry complaint is that it doesn’t cover all seven of the Potter books.
Interesting lever by which to introduce some fundamental questions and occasional answers in philosophy. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I do not see this book as an examination qnd the deeper meaning of Harry Potter which in my opinion is a legitimate study that could be made but rather an examination of Philosophy using aspects of Ha My Dad commented, when he saw I was reading this, that people are looking too far into something as simple as a children’s story about wizards.
This is partly because the Potter books are aimed at hogwarrs readers, so the philosophers who contributed essays to this collection also aimed at teen readers. In Harry Potter and Philosophy, seventeen philosophical experts unlock some of Hogwarts’ secret panels, and uncover surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and the most discerning muggles.
But give the essays a chance because they will further enhance the reading experience of the HP books. Znd a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. For example, one author defines Voldemort’s name as French for “rejoices in death” and spends several paragraphs analyzing the apparent contradiction between his name and his horror of mortality.
Contents George A Reisch. The Philosophy and Mythology of Harry Potter. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Open CourtOct 1, – Philosophy – pages. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.
Christine Garbe Limited preview – I know, let all the excitement just deflates away. But it was published before the last couple of books were out, so it’s a bit incomplete it terms of the scope of the series. Potter fans will be disappointed at the inaccuracies and misconceptions about the philodophy not to mention that this was published before the series was concludedand philosophy enthusiasts will be disappointed in the quality of thoughts.
Return to Book Page. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. I found this book a little easier to follow than the others in the series I’d read. Frankly, I would be mortified to turn in any of these essays. Learn more about Amazon Prime. I could see a later, revised edition being a halfway decent philosophy primer for younger readers using the Potter series as a gateway.
Is Ambition a Virtue? The names and ideas of philosophers were present and accounted for, and the ideas were on the whole simplistic and accessible. I love the books written by j k rowling. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
It’s a strong essay, it’s short and to the point. Perhaps others will find the ideas and concepts fundamental, but for me it was quite the philosophy refresher. Lost and the Office. The essays are sorted into the sections reflecting the four h Another installment in the “[insert pop culture icon: To ask other readers questions about Harry Potter and Philosophyplease sign up. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers.
Jan 28, Mike Smith rated it really liked it. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? We must face the fact that there are some unpleasant features of life that we have to live with. It feels as though they just took Harry Potter and threw philosophy in it. May 22, Riya Laddi rated it it was amazing. Where the majority of the essays were well thought out, some were too much of a textbook to get into.
They rran filled with sweeping generalizations, dumbed down ideas, and frankly poor scholarship. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
Open Court- Fiction – pages. I understand that these are meant for a general audience, but the quality of thought is just embarrassing. Also some of the essays are quite weak in their arguments in my opinion. Harry Potter and Philosophy: He has published many scholarly articles on ethics and philosophy of religion.