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Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy: Raiding the Temple of Wisdom
     

Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy: Raiding the Temple of Wisdom

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by Jon Cogburn (Editor), Mark Silcox (Editor)
 

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Every day, in a quest for a truer reality, myriads of groups of the brightest and most creative minds gather around tabletops the world over, equipped with miniature figures, many-sided dice, maps, and rule books.

The Dungeon Master intones the setting, and the epic game is afoot, the shared story has begun, with no one knowing where it's headed, or what triumphs

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Every day, in a quest for a truer reality, myriads of groups of the brightest and most creative minds gather around tabletops the world over, equipped with miniature figures, many-sided dice, maps, and rule books.

The Dungeon Master intones the setting, and the epic game is afoot, the shared story has begun, with no one knowing where it's headed, or what triumphs, heartaches, and illuminations it will bring.

In Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy, for the first time, professional thinkers who are also role-playing veterans answer some of the deeper questions about D&D: why it's morally okay to play evil characters, what separates science from magic, and how it can be that the explosion of D&D is "the most exciting event in modem mass culture since the invention of the motion picture"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697964
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
580,052
Product dimensions:
4.78(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.69(d)

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Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy: Raiding the Temple of Wisdom 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly entertaining and good intro to getting people to think critically about their gaming sessions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would say tthis book sample has a rich example of the philosophy in dungeons and dragons. Yet, if people were trying to find a guide to play dungeons and dragons, this book sample might not have what they are looking for. Thus, the overall conclusion of the sample is about average. If I were a regular customer, I might buy the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book for people who play or want to play D/D 4th edition