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Of the three books in this series I’ve read this one has been the strongest. Some of the premises about what certain things mean in the context of the wizarding world and the story are rendered incorrect by the last two books in the series.
I was pleasantly surprised. In Harry Potter and Philosophy, seventeen philosophical experts unlock some of Hogwarts’ secret panels, and uncover surprising insights that are enlightening both for wizards and the most discerning muggles.
Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts by David Baggett
Sep 09, Sarah Marie rated it it was ok Shelves: I did like the description of house-elf enslavement – it deals quite interestingly with our sense of duty, i.
I noticed that this sentiment was similar to Dumbledore’s explanation that “Killing rips the soul apart” and allows aristltle the formation of Horcruxes.
Very fun and a great way to substitute mini philosophy lessons for someone who is no longer in school and has read the HP series. Secondly, it’s true that the house-elf enslavement is a bad thing, but just because it is a bad thing doesn’t mean that others have a duty to prevent it.
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.
It’s a little disappointing that, because the book was published init was impossible for them to take the events of the last two books into account. Also read if you want to take what you have loved and learn wisdom from it.
Nov 14, Yusra rated it it was ok Shelves: The language is therefore a bit easier to follow and concepts are more clearly explained than is typical in “adult” philosophy. It was an interesting read but a few of the essays ended up feeling slower than nessisary, to the point I skipped the rest of the single essay.
Sep 21, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: Skip Essays Read Outside of Class: 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.
Patterson This had the potential to be a good essay, but the problem is that there is not nearly enough philosophical evidence to back up claims and this essay doesn’t, in my opinion, belong in a philosophy text.
Bassham is not a very strong writer and a lot of the statements he makes made me feel very uncomfortable or having me shaking my head. A History of Magic: Patterson uses a lot of Immanuel Kant’s philosophical writings to support his claims and contradicts Kant’s claims instead of integrating them seamlessly or presenting a good argument.
Klein This essay made a lot of interesting points about the Experience Machine similar to The Matrix and it’s correlation with the Andd of Erised. But it was published before the last The authors of each essay included in this book have taken time to avoid making fan character judgements. A book like this — in the line of the similarly engaging The Simpsons and Philosophy and The Matrix and Philosophy — is clearly earning laurels when its reader’s main complaint is that it doesn’t cover all seven of the Potter books.
Not to say there is not anything redeeming about the book, but I don’t think it was worth my time. Be sure to visit Shawn’s philosophy blog at.
Please try again later. Pofter 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. Because each article is written by a different philosopher you do get an awareness of different scholars that you weren’t aware of before.
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Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts
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. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Take, for example, the essay about feminism in Harry Potter.