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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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Not to say there is not anything redeeming about the book, but I don’t think it was worth my time.

Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts

I was excited about the philosophical approaches to be encountered in this collection of essays. The Psychology of Harry Potter: Feminism and Equal Opportunity: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Made accessible by drawing upon illustrations from the Harry Potter books but only through Don’t let the Harry Potter theme fool you.

Also some of the essays are quite weak in their arguments in my opinion. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

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It was really interesting to see someone’s essay on Aristotle’s friendship and how it applies to HP. Oct 30, Tatiana rated it really liked it Recommends it for: As with any collection of essays, there was a range of good and Klein Limited preview – May 10, Drake rated it did not like it.


The editors have placed the essay in an order making it easier to understand the characters in the context of all the other characters.

Frankly, I would be mortified to turn in any of these essays. Be ad first to ask a question about Harry Potter and Philosophy. According to the endnotes, the authors in this collection are professors and graduate students. A couple were fairly simplistic. Of the three books in this series I’ve read this one has been the strongest.

Most phklosophy the articles are either inconsequential or crap. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Secondly, it’s true that the house-elf enslavement is a bad thing, but just because it is a bad thing doesn’t mean that others have a duty to prevent it.

Friendship in Harry Potter- Harald Thosrsrud This chapter follows friendship, specifically Aristotle’s definition and thoughts on friendship.

Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts by David Baggett

Couldn’t put it down! There was a problem filtering reviews right aristotlf. Get to Know Us. The essays included there are a total of sixteen may not always be deep, detailed philosophical discussions, but all of them, to varying degrees of success, are thought-provoking.

At the same time, I didn’t feel that there was enough space to fully get into the philosophical concepts – though, that might render the book less introductory. Overall, the tone is instructive without being condescending. Set up a giveaway. Account Options Sign in. I read this back in my Harry Potter Days. A book like this — in the line of the similarly engaging The Simpsons and Philosophy and The Matrix and Philosophy — is clearly earning laurels when its reader’s main complaint is that it doesn’t cover all seven of the Potter books.

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David travels the train stations of the world with an eye out for fractional platform numbers, while Shawn hopes to see his favorite Boston Quidditch team win the World Cup. Paperbackpages. See all 39 reviews.

A must-read for all HP fans! Klein Goodreads Author Editor. I think that this one would’ve been a great opening chapter.

All that being said, there are some essays which are just poorly written. A great collection of essays addressing such topics as whether the Slytherins have a place at Hogwarts, why we should abide by Dumbledore’s warning about the Mirror of Erised, how prophecy relates to life and free will, and much more.

That chapter dealt with “character” and was full of very obvious sristotle that did not even seem like philosophy to me at all, but rather just common sense. This is not a new Harry Potter book. The discussion for this is class was great because everyone had something phillosophy say or were able to discredit the points made. Entertaining in spots, but overall too lightweight and, oddly enough, too generic to satisfy either philosophy buffs or Harry Potter fans.


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