The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles
William Irwin, Gregory Bassham
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 13, 2010 - Philosophy - 304 pages
A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book HarryPotter series
Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popularbook series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry,Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil isone of the many things that make this series special. TheUltimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles inJ.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back toGodric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moralreasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether SiriusBlack is a man or a dog.
With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movieHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this bookwill be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate theseries on a deeper level.
Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The UltimateHarry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyoneinterested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greaterissues at work in the story.
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This book was fantastic. It covered a wide variety of philosophy and Harry Potter. It is easy to understand with little or no prior knowledge about philosophy, because each contributor provides ... Read full review
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