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Harry Potter and philosophy

Author: David Baggett; Shawn Klein; William Irwin
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, 2004.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'Harry Potter and Philosophy', 17 philosophical experts unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, and uncover surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and the most discerning  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character); J K Rowling; Harry Potter, (Fictitious character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Baggett; Shawn Klein; William Irwin
ISBN: 0812694554 9780812694550
OCLC Number: 56654878
Description: 250 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Wizards, Witches, and Muggles: The Inhabitants of Potter's World; 1. Becoming Harry Potter: An Orphan's Search for Identity; 2. Sublimated Feminism: Hermione Granger and the Women of the Wizard World; 3. Averting the Eyes: Self-Deception and the Self-Image; 4. The Taste of Love in Harry Potter; II. Choices, not Abilities: Virtue and Morality in Harry Potter; 5. If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts; 6. The Mirror of Erised: What is the Best Life; 7. The Question Concerning Magic; 8. Moral Imagination and the Apologist's Paradox; III. Knockturn Alley: Evil and the Dark Arts; 9. Is Ambition a Virtue? The Moral Significance of Slytherin House; 10. Harry Potter and the Guises of Evil; 11. Voldermort, Boethius, and the Destructive Effects of Evil; 12. Dark Creatures at Hogwarts: A Platonic Perspective; 13. Harry Potter on the Meaning of Life and Death, Good and Evil; IV. Every-Flavored Essay; 14. Heaven, Hell, and Harry Potter; 15. Wherein 9 3/4? Space, Time, And Magic in the Potter Universe; 16. Ghosts and the Possibility of Disembodied Existence; 17. Normalizing the Paranormal
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by David Baggett, Shawn Klein, William Irwin.

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