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Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords
     

Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords

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by Henry Jacoby, William Irwin (Editor)
 

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An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it

George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves

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An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it

George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals?

  • Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series
  • Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones
  • Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones

Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.

Editorial Reviews

George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire has excited full legions of readers and inspired a hit HBO television series based on A Game of Thrones, its launch installment. That action-packed medieval fiction raises questions not only about characters and strategies, but also about ethical values, personal ideals, and societal practices. This addition to John Wiley's popular Philosophy series presents new perspectives on the most discussed genre novel of the past year.

Tim Flannigan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118161999
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series , #51
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
579,579
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Henry Jacoby teaches philosophy at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is the editor of House and Philosophy and a contributor to South Park and Philosophy.

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Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lively, and engaging. If you are a George R. R. Martin fan, or enjoy the HBO series you won't want to miss this collection of thoughtful essays.
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Robb stark, catelyn stark, ned stark, robert baratheon, and joffery baratheon all dies