The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles

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ISBN-13: 9780470398258
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/21/2010
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series , #7
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 200,383
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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

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

Table of Contents

Foreword by Tom Morris.

Acknowledgments: Some House Points I'd Like to Make.

Introduction: Harry Potter and the Enchantment ofPhilosophy.

PART ONE The Horcrux of the Matter: Destiny, Identity, andthe Soul.

1 The Soul in Harry Potter (Scott Sehon).

2 Sirius Black: Man or Dog? (Eric Saidel).

3 Destiny in the Wizarding World (Jeremy Pierce).

PART TWO The Most Powerful Magic of All.

4 Choosing Love: The Redemption of Severus Snape (CatherineJack Deavel and David Paul Deavel).

5 Love Potion No. 9— (Gregory Bassham).

6 Harry Potter, Radical Feminism, and the Power of Love (AnneCollins Smith).

PART THREE Potterwatch: Freedom and Politics.

7 Patriotism, House Loyalty, and the Obligations of Belonging(Andrew P. Mills).

8 Dumbledore's Politics (Beth Admiraal and Regan LanceReitsma).

9 Dumbledore, Plato, and the Lust for Power (David LayWilliams and Alan J. Kellner).

PART FOUR The Room of Requirement: A PotterPotpourri.

10 Is Dumbledore Gay? Who's to Say? (Tamar SzabóGendler).

11 Choices vs. Abilities: Dumbledore on Self-Understanding(Gregory Bassham).

12 The Magic of Personal Transformation (S. JoelGarver).

13 Just in Your Head? J. K. Rowling on Separating Reality fromIllusion (John Granger with Gregory Bassham).

14 A Pensieve for Your Thoughts? Harry Potter and the Magic ofMemory (Amy Kind).

15 A Hogwarts Education: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly(Gregory Bassham).

PART FIVE Beyond the Veil: Death, Hope, and Meaning.

16 The Real Secret of the Phoenix: Moral Regeneration throughDeath (Charles Talia).

17 Beyond Godric's Hollow: Life after Death and the Search forMeaning (Jonathan L. Walls and Jerry L. Walls).

18 Why Harry and Socrates Decide to Die: Virtue and the CommonGood (Michael W. Austin).

Contributors: The Hogwarts (for Muggles) Faculty.

The Marauder's Index.

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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
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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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One of my favorite books of all time. It made me think, which is always a good thing. 
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Is this the real harry potter?
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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!
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I got this but i'm not a muggle.
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Get it if ur a muggle!
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Lori Manning More than 1 year ago
I love it!
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