The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles
Discusses philosophical issues raised by the Harry Potter series, including the possibility of redemption, the ethical limits of patriotism, and the existence of souls.
A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book HarryPotter series
Harry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popularbook series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry,Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil isone of the many things that make this series special. TheUltimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles inJ.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back toGodric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moralreasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether SiriusBlack is a man or a dog.
With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movieHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this bookwill be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate theseries on a deeper level.
- Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption ofSeverus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizardingworld
- Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters,plot lines, and themes
- Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books andmovies
Packed with interesting ideas and insights, The UltimateHarry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyoneinterested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greaterissues at work in the story.
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.