Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy Hogwarts for Muggles
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Description: A philosophical exploration of the entire seven-book Harry Potter seriesHarry Potter has been heralded as one of the most popular book series of all time and the philosophical nature of Harry, Hermione, and Ron's quest to rid the world of its ultimate evil is one of the many things that make this series special. The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy covers all seven titles in J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking series and takes fans back to Godric's Hollow to discuss life after death, to consider what moral reasoning drove Harry to choose death, and to debate whether Sirius Black is a man or a dog.With publication timed to coincide with the release of the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), this book will be the definitive guide for all fans looking to appreciate the series on a deeper level. Covers a range of intriguing topics such as the redemption of Severus Snape, the power of love, and destiny in the wizarding world Gives you a new perspective on Harry Potter characters, plot lines, and themes Makes a perfect companion to the Harry Potter books and moviesPacked with interesting ideas and insights, The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy is an ideal companion for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/14/2010
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
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|Introduction: Harry Potter and the Enchantment of Philosophy|
|The Horcrux of the Matter: Destiny, Identity, and the Soul|
|The Soul in Harry Potter|
|Sirius Black: Man or Dog?|
|Destiny in the Wizarding World|
|The Most Powerful Magic of All|
|Choosing Love: The Redemption of Severus Snape|
|Love Potion #9ï¿½|
|Harry Potter, Radical Feminism, and the Power of Love|
|Potterwatch: Freedom and Politics|
|Patriotism, House Loyalty, and the Obligations of Belonging|
|Dumbledore, Plato, and the Lust for Power|
|The Room of Requirement: A Potter Potpourri|
|Is Dumbledore Gay? Who's to Say?|
|Choices vs. Abilities: Dumbledore on Self-Understanding|
|The Magic of Personal Transformation|
|Just in Your Head? J. K. Rowling on Separating Reality from Illusion|
|A Pensieve for Your Thoughts? Harry Potter and the Magic of Memory|
|A Hogwarts Education: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly|
|Beyond the Veil: Death, Hope, and Meaning|
|The Real Secret of the Phoenix: Moral Regeneration through Death|
|Beyond Godric's Hollow: Life after Death and the Search for Meaning|
|Why Harry and Socrates Decide to Die: Virtue and the Common Good|
|Contributors: The Hogwarts (for Muggles) Faculty|