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Game of thrones and philosophy : logic cuts deeper than swords

Author: Henry Owen Jacoby
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired itGeorge 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 questions that arise in this complex,
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Game of thrones and philosophy.
Hoboken : Wiley, 2012
(DLC) 2012002029
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Owen Jacoby
ISBN: 9781118206058 1118206053 9781118206065 1118206061 9781118206072 111820607X 9781118161999 1118161998
OCLC Number: 777374767
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 302 pages .).
Contents: Introduction: So What if Winter Is Coming? --
Part One: "You Win or You Die" --
1: Maester Hobbes Goes to King's Landing --
2: It Is a Great Crime to Lie to a King --
3: Playing the Game of Thrones: Some Lessons from Machiavelli --
4: The War in Westeros and Just War Theory --
Part Two: "The Things I do for Love" --
5: Winter Is Coming!: The Bleak Quest for Happiness in Westeros --
6: The Death of Lord Stark: The Perils of Idealism --
7: Lord Eddard Stark, Queen Cersei Lannister: Moral Judgments from Different Perspectives --
8: It Would Be a Mercy: Choosing Life or Death in Westeros and Beyond the Narrow Sea --
Part Three: "Winter is Coming" --
9: Wargs, Wights, and Wolves That Are Dire: Mind and Metaphysics, Westeros Style --
10: Magic, Science, and Metaphysics in A Game of Thrones --
11: "You Know Nothing, Jon Snow": Epistemic Humility Beyond the Wall --
12: "Why Is the World So Full of Injustice?": Gods and the Problem of Evil --
Part Four: "The Man Who Passes the Sentence Should Swing the Sword" --
13: Why Should Joffrey Be Moral If He Has Already Won the Game of Thrones? --
14: The Moral Luck of Tyrion Lannister --
15: Dany's Encounter with the Wild: Cultural Relativism in A Game of Thrones --
16: "There Are No True Knights": The Injustice of Chivalry --
Part Five: "Stick Them with the Pointy End" --
17: Fate, Freedom, and Authenticity in A Game of Thrones --
18: No One Dances the Water Dance --
19: The Things I Do For Love: Sex, Lies, and Game Theory --
20: Stop the Madness!: Knowledge, Power, and Insanity in A Song of Ice and Fire.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Henry Jacoby.

Abstract:

"An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired itGeorge 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 questions 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 protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series"--

"Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones"--

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