Bibliographic Details

The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy : Hogwarts for Muggles.

Author / Creator Irwin, William.
Imprint Hoboken : Wiley, 2011.
Description 1 online resource (307 pages)
Language English
Series The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series ; v.7
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series.
Subject Rowling, J. K.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry (Imaginary organization).
Philosophy in literature.
Potter, Harry (Fictitious character).
Rowling, J. K. -- Characters.
Rowling, J. K. -- Philosophy.
Rowling, J. K. -- Themes, motives.
Characters and characteristics.
Children's stories, English.
Fantasy fiction, English.
Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization)
Philosophy in literature.
Themes, motives.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors Bassham, Gregory.
ISBN 9780470627341 28.43 (NL)
Notes Description based upon print version of record.
Other form Print version: Irwin, William The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy : Hogwarts for Muggles Hoboken : Wiley,c2011 9780470398258
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Harry Potter and the Enchantment of Philosophy
  • Part 1. The Horcrux of the Matter: Destiny, Identity, and the Soul
  • 1. The Soul in Harry Potter
  • 2. Man or Dog?
  • 3. Destiny in the Wizarding World
  • Part 2. The Most Powerful Magic of All
  • 4. Choosing Love: The Redemption of Severus Snape
  • 5. Love Potion #9¾
  • 6. Harry Potter, Radical Feminism, and the Power of Love
  • Part 3. Potterwatch: Freedom and Politics
  • 7. Patriotism, House Loyalty, and the Obligations of Belonging
  • 8. Dumbledore's Politics
  • 9. Dumbledore, Plato, and the Lust for Power
  • Part 4. The Room of Requirement: A Potter Potpourri
  • 10. Is Dumbledore Gay? Who's to Say?
  • 11. Choices vs. Abilities: Dumbledore on Self-Understanding
  • 12. The Magic of Personal Transformation
  • 13. Just in Your Head? J. K. Rowling on Separating Reality from Illusion
  • 14. A Pensieve for Your Thoughts? Harry Potter and the Magic of Memory
  • 15. A Hogwarts Education: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Part 5. Beyond the Veil: Death, Hope, and Meaning
  • 16. The Real Secret of the Phoenix: Moral Regeneration through Death
  • 17. Beyond Godric's Hollow: Life after Death and the Search for Meaning
  • 18. Why Harry and Socrates Decide to Die: Virtue and the Common Good
  • Contributors: The Hogwarts (for Muggles) Faculty
  • The Marauders' Index