The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles (Google eBook)
William Irwin, Gregory Bassham
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 13, 2010 - Philosophy - 304 pages
A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter series
Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog.
With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this book will be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate the series on a deeper level.
Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.
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Review: The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #22)User Review - Cameo - Goodreads
This book was such a treat to read. Though some of the questions raised were pretty absurd and the writing is pretty redundant, I loved delving into some of the topics that were presented. For example ... Read full review
Review: The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #22)User Review - Miri Thompson - Goodreads
An intriguing and fun range of philosophical essays based on questions raised by the Harry Potter series. I found myself arguing with some of the conclusions--but that's the point, right? Read full review
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