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If I had read this in the bookstore and was deciding to purchase it, I would’ve put it back on the shelf. He is the editor of Did the Resurrection Happen? I think this book presents its ideas in a very clear way that even the youngest audiences of Harry Potter would be able to have a good introduction to philosophical thought.

It seems like they tried to get a really good thing going on, but it sounds confusing and repetitive. The essays only cover the Harry Potter series through the fifth book too and now that the series is long ended, it was annoying to wade through incorrect philosophh.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. As someone who studied philosophy in college and also grew up Christian which is the main viewpoint of most of the authorsthere wasn’t anything new or groundbreaking for me in this book. The eBook of the Exhibition. This is not a new Harry Potter book.

Phjlosophy Aristotle Ran Hogwarts. Great for Potterphiles that want to go hogwwarts just reading Potter. Voldemort Boethius and the Destructive Effects of Evil.

It’s nothing profound, but a lot of the points Silberstein brings up make for a I’m currently reading this for my Harry Potter and Philosophy class and I philoosphy be updating my review space with each chapter I’ve read. Interesting lever by which to introduce some fundamental questions and occasional answers in philosophy.

He has published many scholarly articles on ethics and philosophy of religion. I noticed that this sentiment was similar to Dumbledore’s explanation that “Killing rips the soul apart” and allows for the formation of Horcruxes. Also read if you want to take hary you have loved and learn wisdom from it.


The other articles I didn’t really find interesting. Share your thoughts with other customers. 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. It 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.

Voldemort, Boethius, and the Destructive Effects of Evil- Jennifer Hart Weed This is a really interesting and probably one of my favorites that I’ve read for my class just because Weed does an excellent job backing up her philosophical arguments with examples from the novel. But give the essays a chance because they will further enhance the reading experience aristotl the HP books.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Jennifer Hart Weed’s essay “Voldemort, Boethius, and the Destructive Effects of Evil” summarizes Boethius’s claims that committing evil actions leads to “an internal division in the evildoer, which in turn leads to misery and greater self-destruction”.

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The Mirror of Erised: 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. Although by having different authors the writing style was obviously not consistent which sometimes could make the articles difficult to read and understand making me shut off.

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send snd a link to download the free Kindle App. Klein Limited preview – Christopher Stewart For me personally, this topic was incredibly boring and I thought it was a rather bland essay. Despite the inconsistent quality, it’s a fun and rather easy read if you’re a big really big fan of the book series.

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David travels the train stations of the world with an eye out for fractional platform numbers, while Shawn hopes to see his favorite Boston Quidditch team win the World Cup.


However I did find myself leaning more towards the Slytherin and Ravenclaw chapters and one article within Gryffindor because the specific topics of evil, free will and ignorance really appealed to me. Mine came without a book jacket, revealing un ugly brown hard cover underneath. Many of the essays wouldn’t change, but there were instances where I wondered how new revelations from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would figure into the authors’ arguments.

Not a bad book at all, especially for the huge discounted price I got it for. Sep 21, Kelsey rated it really liked it Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

My only regret is that this book was published before the last two novels were finished; I would’ve loved to have heard what the authors would’ve said about them: Is Ambition a Virtue? I like this passage in A Skewed Reflection: It’s not a terribly sophisticated collection for the adult reader, though.

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: I believe that every Harry Potter reader noted these things as they read along.

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

Still, I feel that I’ll read the HP books in a new way the next time I pick them up because I’ll have so many new things to think about that I mainly had forgotten. Be sure to visit Shawn’s philosophy blog at. A great collection of essays addressing such topics as whether the Slytherins have a place at Hogwarts, why we should abide by Dumbledore’s warning about the Mirror of Erised, how prophecy relates to life and free will, and much more.