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 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jrgoetziii - LibraryThing
I see why they organized it the way they did, but the first few essays, I thought, were not as good as the last several, so they ought to have done it differently. Read full review
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I got this book for a birthday prize for my daughters birthday party coming up in Dec. I would of bought two of these books but wasnt sure if my daughter would be interested in it and she loved it so ... Read full review
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