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
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
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
I also liked learning about different key terms in philosophy...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
Not really for serious philosophers methinks,(am not one myself).
Its essentially a seies of essays on philosophical topics, using the behaviours of characters in the series as a vehicle for exploration of the issues. Some of the contributions were masterful, others were weak. Overall worth the read, I enjoyed it.
- Dissertation "Harmonizing Hermeneutics: The Normative and Descriptive Approaches, Interpretation and Criticism," Buffalo, 1996, 226 pp. Awarded the Perry Prize for Outstanding Dissertations in Philosophy.
- Ph.D. in philosophy, The State University of New York at Buffalo, June 1, 1996. Presidential Fell...more