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
Not that very deeply, but it seemed to me curious. And at the same time showed how faces passed by me).
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
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
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