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Harry Potter and philosophy : if Aristotle ran Hogwarts

Author: David Baggett; Shawn Klein
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2004.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 9.
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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, 17 experts in the field of philosophy unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, uncovering surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and for the most discerning muggles. Individual chapters look at such topics as life revealed in the Mirror  Read more...
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Harry Potter and philosophy.
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, c2004
(DLC) 2004015133
(OCoLC)55948119
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); Joanne K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Baggett; Shawn Klein
ISBN: 9780812696974 0812696972
OCLC Number: 680284515
Description: 1 online resource (v, 243 p.)
Contents: 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 Gladstein --
Hufflepuff : morality in Rowling's universe. Heaven, hell, and Harry Potter / Jerry 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 Klein --
Kreacher's lament : S.P.E.W. as a parable on discrimination, indifference, and social justice / Steven W. Patterson --
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 --
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 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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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, 17 experts in the field of philosophy unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, uncovering surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and for the most discerning muggles. 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 feminis.

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