The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture)

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The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles 

1st Edition

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.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470398256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470398258
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces