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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Hqrry there were shining moments in most of the essays an occasional interesting take on a relationship in the HP series or analogies that drew together unl I first came across this book when I was doing research for my Witchcraft and Magic in Religion course.

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Patterson is not the best essay contributor and after reading two of his essays in a row, I feel inclined to make that deduction. But it was published before the last Other important plot devices and character developments, like the introduction of the idea of Horcruxes or Dumbledore’s backstory, also would’ve added interest to some of the essays. Some of the essays in this collection are better than others. Also read if you want to take what you have loved and learn wisdom from it.

Their examples are cringey and the content overall is just completely rubbish. It feels out of place. Frankly, I would be mortified to turn in any of these essays. How Snape, who was portrayed as morally duplicitous, could be high on that scale; how others could be so low. Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: In Harry Potter and Philosophy, 17 experts in the field of philosophy unlock some of Hogwarts’ secret panels, uncovering surprising insights that are enlightening both for Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


This felt like a strange mix between literature analysis and philosophy. English Choose a language for shopping.

See all 39 reviews. It’s a strong essay, it’s short and to the point. Please try again later. The best essays are those that tackle a specific topic such The best essays are those that tackle a specific topic such All of the essays were clear and concise and well-organized.

It felt a bit like: See and discover hhogwarts items: Friendship in Harry Potter- Harald Thosrsrud This chapter follows friendship, specifically Aristotle’s definition and thoughts on friendship.

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All in all the book was really hogwarhs for someone who likes Harry Potter an awful lot and is really ignorant about philosophy. Magic Science and the Ethics of Technology.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Many of the essays wouldn’t change, but there were philosopjy where I wondered how new revelations from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would figure into the authors’ arguments. Jun 19, Andrea rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Turely interesting, all the way through.


AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Oh, and the title was never fully realized or explored. If you are inclined to pick this up, just sift through the topics that are of interest. Showing of 39 reviews. Not only did I want to see the last two novels published after this volume came out, in incorporated into its essayists’ analysis but I hgowarts was seeing that doing so would clearly work.

It took me quite a long time to get through this book, and most of that is because the first section titled Gryffindor is not very thought provoking at all. It gave me a clearer understanding of many ideas in philosophy as well as a clearer understanding of Harry Potter. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Actually guys, I speak French. Klein Limited preview – There was a problem filtering reviews right now. So we deal with Hogwartw Potter and courage, the Dursleys and self-deception, the variations of friendships shown in the books Harry, Ron, and Hermione versus Draco, Crabbe, and Goyleand feminism.

It’s nothing profound, but a lot of the points Silberstein brings up make for a great philosophy discussion. I believe that every Harry Potter reader noted these things as they read along.

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