Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts

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In Harry Potter and Philosophy, seventeen philosophical experts unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, and uncover surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and the most discerning muggles.
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In Harry Potter and Philosophy, seventeen philosophical experts unlock some of Hogwarts' secret panels, and uncover surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and the most discerning muggles.
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Even those of us without a Hogwarts diploma know that the Harry Potter saga conceals hidden meanings. In this engaging collection of essays, 17 experts probe the philosophical implications of Harry's wizardly world. The contributors pose fascinating questions about the religion, morality, and magic; explain what Nearly Headless Nick can tell us about the relation of the mind to the brain; and discuss how Aristotle would run an academy for wizards. A grand entrance to the Great Hall.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812694550
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/10/2004
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 389,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

A Few Start-of-Term Notices
Abbreviations
The Magic of Philosophy
Gryffindor: The Characters of Harry's World
1. The Courageous Harry Potter
2. Dursley Duplicity: The Morality and Psychology of Self-Deception
3. Voldemort's Agents, Malfoy's Cronies, and Hagrid's Chums: Friendship in Harry Potter
4. Feminism and Equal Opportunity: Hermione and the Women of Hogwarts
Hufflepuff: Morality in Rowling's Universe
5. Heaven, Hell, and Harry Potter
6. Magic, Science, and the Ethics of Technology
7. The Mirror of Erised: Why We Should Heed Dumbledore's Warning
8. Kreacher's Lament: S.P.E.W. as a Parable on Discrimination, Indifference, and Social Justice
Slytherin: Knockturn Alley, and the Dark Arts
9. Is Ambition a Virtue? Why Slytherin Belongs at Hogwarts
10. A Skewed Reflection: The Nature of Evil
11. Voldemort, Boethius, and the Destructive Effects of Evil
12. Magic, Muggles, and Moral Imagination
Ravenclaw: Many-Flavored Topics in Metaphysics
13. Finding Platform 9?: The Idea of a Different Reality
14. Space, Time, and Magic
15. Why Voldemort Won't Just Die Already: What Wizards Can Teach Us about Personal Identity
16. The Prophecy-Driven Life: Foreknowledge and Freedom at Hogwarts
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    Good Read!

    To the Portal 2 fan...you shouldn't be picking up a philosophy book if you don't like Aristotle's name. To the person who thought it was boring, I have the same comment, you should never have picked up the book if you did not want to think. I enjoyed this book a great deal. Some was a bit hard to get and some I am not sure I agree with, however there was always the next essay from a different writer and a different point of view. I have several of the philosphy and pop culture books and plan on getting more. They are wonderfully entertaining, well if you are fairly intelligent and don't mind thinking. Philosophy and the Beatles will be my next.

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    Yay

    I personnaly love harry potter and this book very much helped me

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    cool

    its a good book

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    This book is great

    This book is so fun and adventures you can not even put it down

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    Posted March 18, 2013

    Natalie

    *Walks in* "Um, hi I'm Natalie. Does anyone want to start a bookclub for HP books? It'll be fun I think. Do any of you want to chat?"

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Hermione Granger

    I feel as if I should know this, but it wasn't on the OWLS, so would anyone care to tell me, what is Aristotle?

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    Posted February 2, 2013

    Zegara

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    Posted March 20, 2013

    Rose

    "Sorry gotta go study for O.W.Ls but we can be friends!" Walks off.

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    Posted January 27, 2013

    Tessa

    *nods* ok Cathy, yes i would love some help!

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    Posted March 17, 2013

    Hogwarts

    RAVENCLAW; RIDDLE: What is milk, dark, and white? ANSWER: chocolate

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    Posted January 23, 2013

    F #5!!!

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    Posted January 11, 2013

    Ginny

    Whats up harry have you seen the dungbombs james sent us? I think the ellf blew them up. It really stinks.... did you know that when you have to watch a screaming child your sene of smell strenghthens? im going to take away dobby jr.s salary for a week........can we all go out for dinner so you dont have to suffer like we do but well pull thru.....we alwats do.....luv you always and forever
    Ginny Potter

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    Posted August 7, 2012

    Daghbd

    Rewind

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    Posted June 3, 2012

    Reading rebal

    I LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Posted December 19, 2011

    ?????

    I'm not sure why everybody likes this book so much, but I don't like it because its just so...... boring.

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    Kaya

    Love this book

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    Lavender

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    Here i am. Password? Chocolate

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    Brandon

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