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Game of Thrones and Philosophy : Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords
by William Irwin and Henry Jacoby


Overview - An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books thatinspired it

George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epicfantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO televisionshow adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspiredfanatic devotion.  Read more...


 
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Overview
An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO'sGame of Thrones television series and the books thatinspired it

George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epicfantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO televisionshow adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspiredfanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophicalquestions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a"bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protectyour family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medievalmores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feministideals?

  • Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Gameof Thrones series
  • Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, andthemes of Game of Thrones
  • Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modernAmerica to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creaturesof Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and CerseiLannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtueand honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game ofthrones

Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones andPhilosophy will enrich your experience of your favoritemedieval fantasy series.



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  • ISBN-13: 9781118161999
  • ISBN-10: 1118161998
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 302
  • Dimensions: 8.99 x 6.03 x 0.81 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds

Series: Blackwell Philosophy & Pop Culture (Paperback)

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