Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #30)
George R.R. Martin's "New York Times" bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical q...more
Frankly, I was and remain appalled by the brevity of story intervals between the metronomically pornographic refrains of nude-women-sucking-cock, which occur with the regularity and inevitability of network tel ...more
If you majored in Philosophy in college or enjoy reading Foucault in your free time, this isn’t the book for you. But as someone who has only had snippets of exposure to philosophical thought without much context or explanation, I did find thi ...more
Topic Covered Case Study
biomedical ethics Bran Stark, Khal Drogo
metaphysics direwolves, wargs, wights
evil & injustice Cersei (need we say more?)
moral luck vs. moral responsibility T ...more
I also liked learning about different key terms in philosophy ...more
I was especially partial to the bit that likened the House of Black and White to Zen practice.
My favorite thing was probably that it was published right after Season 1 aired, and only two of the thirty contributors referenced anything that happened afte ...more
Game of Thrones' feel and does a great job of conveying mood. Every chapter was informative, although the martial arts part felt a bit out of place. I fini ...more
Another thing that bothers me, is that these people were quoting the t ...more
Just like I am enjoying the journey of the characters in Westeros and beyond, I also enjoyed thinking ( through this book) about their morals, their Machiavallia ...more
Don't get me wrong, the show/books are constantly referred to, but I got the distinct feeling throughout this book that here are a bunch of philosophers with very interesting things to talk about... "oh, and here's a Game of Thrones reference. That'll keep the readers interested!"
Aside from the occasion ...more
Particular stand outs: Tedesco's chapter on biomedical ethics, Goguen's chapter on the injustice of chivalry and Timm's chapter on the definition of insanity. I also rat ...more
Вписвайки се в интригата на Игра на тронове, авторът използва политическата ситуация във Весерос за да обясни идеите на Джон Лок, Платон, Томас Хобс, Макиавели и др. влиятелни философи, изказали се по въпросите на държавността, управлението, гражданския морал и т.н. като за всеки намират герой, който най-добре ги въплъщава.
Като цяло ...more