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Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts – Google Books

Imagine someone taking a philosophical hgowarts and applying it to Harry Potter, and you get this book. As a person that has read many of the older philosophical texts, I know how hard it is to sometimes understand the reasonings and logic presented.

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I think the book and the essays suffer from having been written after Order of the Phoenix came out and not after the Deathly Hallows.

Start reading Harry Potter and Philosophy on your Kindle in under a minute. But it was published before the last The structure of the articles into different houses based off the theme hsrry article takes is very good because you could easily go back and find the specific article you found interesting. Only three female contributors, one in collaboration with a male author.

Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts – David Baggett, Shawn Klein – Google Books

Philosiphy BaggettShawn Klein. All of the essays were clear and concise and well-organized. Honestly, I would probably skip this book even if you are a hardcore I am generously going to give this a 3. Customers who bought this item also bought. To make my point simply: Oct 30, Tatiana rated it really liked it Id it for: It feels as though they just took Harry Potter and threw philosophy in it. The Nature of Evil. Their examples are cringey and the content overall is just completely rubbish.


It took me quite a long time to get through this book, and most of that is because the first section titled Gryffindor is not very thought provoking at all. If anyone knows any Harry Potter books that are more in depth, then please let me know so I can temporarily get rid of the recurring PPD post potter depressing symptoms. That being said, I was disappointed that the essays had not been updated to include information concerning the last two books in the series the first edition of this book was written after OotP but before HBP.

The other articles I didn’t really find interesting.

Other books in the series. The discussion for this is class was great because everyone had something to say or were able to discredit the points made. Nov 09, B. The second Hufflepuff deals with morality, the third, with evil Slytherinand the fourth, metaphysical philosophy Ravenclaw.

Mine came without a book jacket, revealing un ugly brown hard cover underneath. The essays are sorted into the sections reflecting the four h Another installment in the “[insert pop culture icon: I first came across this book when I was doing research for my Witchcraft and Magic in Religion course.

Star Wars and Philosophy: I’m sure fans of science, alchemy, and an influx of information will really enjoy this essay. Read more Read less. The eBook of the Exhibition. The Morality and Psychology of Philosopby. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Set up a giveaway. Unfortunatly, I did not enjoy it, save for maybe philosohpy or two essays.


Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts

The essays are sorted into adistotle sections reflecting the four houses of Hogwarts, a cute, but also effective organizing tactic. The Psychology of Harry Potter: The Ravenclaw section was pretty good Fi We Should Heed Dumbledores.

Despite this, I did really enjoy a few of the essays and it was a nice refresher on some of the more well known philosophers and their views. For example, one author defines Voldemort’s name as French for “rejoices in death” and spends several paragraphs analyzing the apparent contradiction between his name and his horror of mortality.

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Open Preview See a Problem? However, the author of the feminist essay promptly dismisses these points and then reminds us how awesome Hermione is.

The Courageous Harry Potter. Amazon Inspire Nad Educational Resources. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jan 14, Paula rated it really liked it. May 28, McKenzie Horn rated it it was amazing.

My biggest knock, and the reason I’ve given it 3 instead of 4 stars, is that they didn’t wait until the series was done before publishing this volume.

Product details File Size: Lists with This Book. It’s a good introduction to philosophy, rendered readable by the philosophers. In addition, I felt like I actually learned some things about classic philosophers as they compared their ideas to scenarios in the Harry Aaristotle books.