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Harry Potter and philosophy : if Aristotle ran Hogwarts

Author: David BaggettShawn KleinTom MorrisDiana Mertz HsiehHarald ThorsrudAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2004.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Harry Potter and Philosophy, individual chapters look at such topics as life revealed in the Mirror of Erised; the ethics of magic; Moaning Myrtle, Nearly Headless Nick, and the relation of the mind to the brain; and the character of Hermione as a case of "sublimated feminism." Also examined in this collection are how Aristotle would have run a school for wizards; whether the Potter stories undermine religion and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); Joanne K Rowling; J K Rowling; Joanne Kathleen Rowling; Joanne K Rowling; J K Rowling
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Baggett; Shawn Klein; Tom Morris; Diana Mertz Hsieh; Harald Thorsrud; Mimi R Gladstein; Jerry L Walls; Benjamin J Bruxvoort Lipscomb; W Christopher Stewart; Steven W Patterson; David Deavel; Catherine Deavel; Jennifer Hart Weed; Gareth B Matthews; Michael Silberstein; Jason T Eberl; Gregory Bassham
ISBN: 0812694554 9780812694550
OCLC Number: 55948119
Description: x, 243 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. Gryffindor : the characters of Harry's world --
The courageous Harry Potter / Tom Morris --
Dursley duplicity : the morality and psychology of self-deception / Diana Mertz Hsieh --
Voldemort's agents, Malfoy's cronies, and Hagrid's chums : friendship in Harry Potter / Harald Thorsrud --
Feminism and equal opportunity : Hermione and the women of Hogwarts / Mimi R. Gladstein --
Part II. Hufflepuff : morality in Rowling's universe --
Heaven, hell, and Harry Potter / Jerry L. Walls --
Magic, science, and the ethics of technology / Benjamin J. Bruxvoort Lipscomb and W. Christopher Stewart --
The mirror of Erised : why we should heed Dumbledore's warning / Shawn E. Klein --
Kreacher's lament : S.P.E.W. as a parable on discrimination, indifference, and social justice / Steven W. Patterson --
Part III. Slytherin : Knockturn Alley, and the dark arts --
Is ambition a virtue? : why Slytherin belongs at Hogwarts / Steven W. Patterson --
A skewed reflection : the nature of evil / David and Catherine Deavel --
Voldemort, Boethius, and the destructive effects of evil / Jennifer Hart Weed --
Magic, muggles, and moral imagination / David Baggett --
Part IV. Ravenclaw : many-flavored topics in metaphysics --
Finding platform 9 3/4 : the idea of a different reality / Gareth B. Matthews --
Space, time, and magic / Michael Silberstein --
Why Voldemort won't just die already : what wizards can teach us about personal identity / Jason T. Eberl --
The prophecy-driven life : foreknowledge and freedom at Hogwarts / Gregory Bassham.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 9.
Responsibility: edited by David Baggett and Shawn E. Klein.
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In Harry Potter and Philosophy, individual chapters look at such topics as life revealed in the Mirror of Erised; the ethics of magic; Moaning Myrtle, Nearly Headless Nick, and the relation of the mind to the brain; and the character of Hermione as a case of "sublimated feminism." Also examined in this collection are how Aristotle would have run a school for wizards; whether the Potter stories undermine religion and morality; how to tell good people from evil ones through the characters in these novels; and what dementors and boggarts can teach readers about happiness, fear, and the soul. --From publisher's description.

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