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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Some of the essays in this collection are better than others.

Interesting lever by which to introduce some fundamental questions and occasional answers in philosophy. Sample essay in “The Office and Philosophy Such a disappointment Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Read this if you want to freak people out with just how much geek you can pull from the series. Share your thoughts with other customers. The virtue of ambition, the necessity of love, the dangers of relative morality, and many other philosophical areas are discussed and plucked out of Harry Potter’s deep and knowledgeable pages.

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Books by David Baggett. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It feels as though they just took Harry Potter and threw philosophy in it.

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The book is divided into the four houses and have organized the essays accordingly. Christopher Stewart’s essay “Magic, Science, and arisrotle Ethics of Technology”, they mention that Harry is unable to perform the Cruciatus curse properly at the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix because he is too “good”; that “only the corrupt can perform [the Unforgivable Curses]”.

Matthews This essay had no philosophy in it. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I’m currently reading this for my Harry Potter and Philosophy class and I will be updating my review space with each chapter I’ve read.

I enjoyed reading it. Oh, and hogwats title was never fully realized or explored. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Look, editors, even if the essays have a pottter low caliber, at least get hpgwarts Potter facts right. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The authors also have a great lack of grammar skills, and they really need a lot of commas. Mine came without a book jacket, revealing un ugly brown hard cover underneath. If Aristotle ran Hogwarts, then Take, for example, the essay about feminism in Harry Potter.

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Although the Potter series has many strong female characters, it has been criticized by feminist scholars. Space Time and Magic. Be sure to visit Shawn’s philosophy blog at.

If you are inclined to pick this up, just sift through the topics that are of interest. There are some really though-provoking ideas here, well and engagingly presented. When Hermione did it, it made sense!

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It’s a little disappointing that, because the book was published init was impossible for them to take the events of the last two books into account. Some of the essays in this collection are better than others. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Another book in a series that uses pop culture to spark discussion of philosophical ideas and subjects see my reviews of Lost and Philosophy and Monty Python and Philosophy.