Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts

Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts

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by David Baggett, Shawn E. Klein
     
 

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812696974
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
914,614
File size:
406 KB

Meet the Author

David Baggett is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He has published many scholarly articles on ethics and philosophy of religion.

Shawn Klein is Faculty Associate in Philosophy at Arizona State University.

Tom Morris, who contributes a chapter on “If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts,” is a nationally known inspirational and business speaker, and best-selling author of True Success, If Aristotle Ran General Motors, and Philosophy for Dummies.

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Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Johnny Alexander More than 1 year ago
I personnaly love harry potter and this book very much helped me
MacKenzie Williamson More than 1 year ago
its a good book
Anonymous 6 months ago
Walk to cses from here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book
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This book is so fun and adventures you can not even put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Slings her book stuffed bag over her shoulder and runs to the lessons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:)!!!
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