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Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy : Read and Gain Advantage on All Wisdom Checks
by Christopher Robichaud and William Irwin


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Do demons and devils have free will? Does justice exist inMenzoberranzan? What's the morality involved with playercharacters casting necromancy and summoning spells?

Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy probes the richterrain of philosophically compelling concepts and ideas thatunderlie Dungeons & Dragons , the legendary fantasyrole-playing game that grew into a world-wide cultural phenomenon.A series of accessible essays reveals what the imaginary worlds of D&D can teach us about ethics, morality, metaphysics andmore.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Do demons and devils have free will? Does justice exist inMenzoberranzan? What's the morality involved with playercharacters casting necromancy and summoning spells?

Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophy probes the richterrain of philosophically compelling concepts and ideas thatunderlie Dungeons & Dragons, the legendary fantasyrole-playing game that grew into a world-wide cultural phenomenon.A series of accessible essays reveals what the imaginary worlds ofD&D can teach us about ethics, morality, metaphysics andmore.

  • Illustrates a wide variety of philosophical concepts and ideasthat arise in Dungeons & Dragons gameplay and presentsthem in an accessible and entertaining manner
  • Reveals how the strategies, tactics, improvisations, androle-play employed by D&D enthusiasts have startlingparallels in the real world of philosophy
  • Explores a wide range of philosophical topics, including thenature of free will, the metaphysics of personal identity, themorality of crafting fictions, sex and gender issues in tabletopgameplay, and friendship and collaborative storytelling
  • Provides gamers with deep philosophical insights that can leadto a richer appreciation of D&D and any gamingexperience


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  • ISBN-13: 9781118397626
  • ISBN-10: 1118397622
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 231
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Blackwell Philosophy & Pop Culture (Paperback)

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