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The ultimate Harry Potter and philosophy : Hogwarts for Muggles

Author: Gregory Bassham
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2010.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Ultimate Harry Potter: Hogwarts for Muggles, is a fresh and distinctive report on the great ideas in the series. All the authors of these chapters have had the advantage of thinking through their chosen issues, and writing up their conclusions after the entire Potter storyline was complete, and Rowling had even had her say in public about things that never made it into the pages of the official texts. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J K Rowling; J K Rowling; J K Rowling; J K Rowling
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Bassham
ISBN: 9780470398258 0470398256
OCLC Number: 567008085
Description: xv, 288 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Harry Potter and the enchantment of philosophy --
The soul in Harry Potter / Scott Sehon --
Sirius Black: man or dog? / Eric Saidel --
Destiny in the wizarding world / Jeremy Pierce --
Choosing love: the redemption of Severus Snape / Catherine Jack Deavel and David Paul Deavel --
Love potion no. 9 3/4 / Gregory Bassham --
Harry Potter, radical feminism, and the power of love / Anne Collins Smith --
Patriotism, house loyalty, and the obligations of belonging / Andrew P. Mills --
Dumbledore's politics / Beth Admiraal and Regan Lance Reitsma --
Dumbledore, Plato, and the lust for power / David Lay Williams and Alan J. Kellner --
Is Dumbledore gay? Who's to say? / Tamar Szabó Gendler --
Choices vs. abilities: Dumbledore on self-understanding / Gregory Bassham --
The magic of personal transformation / S. Joel Garver --
Just in your head? J.K. Rowling on separating reality from illusion / John Granger with Gregory Bassham --
A pensieve for your thoughts? Harry Potter and the magic of memory / Amy Kind --
A Hogwarts education: the good, the bad, and the ugly / Gregory Bassham --
The real secret of the phoenix: moral regeneration through death / Charles Taliaferro --
Beyond Godric's Hollow: life after death and the search for meaning / Johnathan L. Walls and Jerry L. Walls --
Why Harry and Socrates decide to die: virtue and the common good / Michael W. Austin.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory Bassham.

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A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter series Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry,  Read more...
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'Packed with interesting ideas and insights...an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues.' (Planet-Print Blog.com, July 2011).

 
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