Harry Potter has put a spell on millions of readers, and they all want to find out more about the deeper meaning of his adventures. In Harry Potter and Philosophy. Harry Potter has put a spell on millions of readers, and they all want to find out more about the deeper meaning of his adventures. In Harry. Read the full-text online edition of Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts ().

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Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts by David Baggett

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. Some of the essays in this collection are better than others. What this book does is use those Harry Potter books as a way in which to explain certain philosophical concepts by using explanations from the HP series.

The ways that the various essayists merged philosophy and Harry Potter differed. Paperbackanv. Another problem that many of my anc found was that the authors were not well informed of the things that previous expects have said such as Albert Einstein and Aristotle so they twisted the things they had said and they ended up making no sense at all. 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.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Clearly this book is intended to be read by an audience that may or may not be familiar with philosophical principles but is a fan of the Harry Potter series.

It felt a bit like: For instance, Michael Silberstein discusses “Apparition” in his essay “Space, Time, and Magic”, using quotes taken from Harry Potter and fan Goblet of Aand that were actually describing the sensation of traveling by Portkey.

Eberl I think Eberl jumped the gun on writing this essay before the last two books were released.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Feb 24, Kate rated it did not like it Shelves: As someone who studied philosophy in college and also grew up Christian which is the main viewpoint of most philoslphy the authorsthere wasn’t anything new or groundbreaking for me in this book.

Account Options Sign in. 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.

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Friendship in Harry Potter- Harald Thosrsrud This chapter follows friendship, specifically Aristotle’s definition and thoughts on friendship. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

It’s nothing profound, but a lot of the points Silberstein brings up make for a great philosophy discussion. Share your thoughts with other customers. The editors have placed the essay in an order making it easier to understand the characters in the context of all the other characters. If Aristotle ran Hogwarts, then This book actually adds to Joannes already superbly developed characters. Overall, the tone is instructive without being condescending. 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.

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I recommend this book, which is also full of fun and clever writing, to those who enjoyed Rowling’s series and those who enjoy philosophy, and especially those who appreciate both. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Don’t have a Kindle? The second Hufflepuff deals with morality, the third, with evil Slytherinand the fourth, metaphysical philosophy Ravenclaw.

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. It’s an interesting idea to have classical philosophical discussion about the Harry Potter series but the book never measures up to the potential.

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