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The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles
     

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles

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by Gregory Bassham, William Irwin (Editor)
 

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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, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and

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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, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog.

With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this book will be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate the series on a deeper level.

  • Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption of Severus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizarding world
  • Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters, plot lines, and themes
  • Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books and movies

Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470398258
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series , #7
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
124,680
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

GREGORY BASSHAM is chair of the Philosophy Department and a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He is coeditor of the forthcoming The Hobbit and Philosophy and has coedited The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy, and Basketball and Philosophy.

WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles, including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy.

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Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is somewhat lighthearted look at the world of HP. It discusses curriculum and educational methods at Hogwarts, among other subjects, from a philosopher's point of view. If you like good, readable (non-pontifical) nonfiction that makes you think, as well as liking HP, this is the book for you.
matt mccracken More than 1 year ago
this a great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book of the harry porrer series i wish jk rowling would make more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry potter is Daniel Radcliff Hermione granger is Emma Watson Ron Weasley is Rupert Grint Mrs Treyloney is Emma Tompson Ginnie Weasley is Bonnie ...
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Below?
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What in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books of all time. It made me think, which is always a good thing. 
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Daniel Radcallie
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Whos the actor of harry potter?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is this the real harry potter?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book as every thing you need to know about Harry.
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The sample is horrid dont get it the book is better than the sample but could be better i wont recomend it but do what you want
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing and it helped me achieve a greater understanding of life and Harry Potter. I can't wait to read the series again!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this but i'm not a muggle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get it if ur a muggle!
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The bast book aver
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Lori Manning More than 1 year ago
I love it!
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