The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 15: 'Harry Potter and Philosophy: Metaphysical Musings at Hogwarts' dives into a variety of academic topics regarding the Hogwarts Saga.
Join the Host of the show, Keith Hawk, and Co-Host John Granger, The Hogwarts Professor and author of The Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we are joined by Carrie-Ann Biondi, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. This week's students are actually two of Professor Biondi's students, Ariel Kline and Ashley Feith.
- How does using the philosophical tools in Harry Potter help us to understand issues of love, death , and friendship?
- What would have happened if the Harry made the internal choice to die at King's Cross instead of return?
- Does Rowling echo the dilemmas of fate and free will as seen in Macbeth?
- And much more!
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Posted by Keith
12-04-2012 at 11:05 PM