Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than

Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than


Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords ☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords By Henry Jacoby ✍ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Are honor and virtue necessary for happiness, or do they get in the way Can wargs, direwolves, and other magical beings reveal truths about consciousness and our own reality Does prophecy show that we Are honor Thrones and MOBI ☆ and virtue necessary for happiness, or do they get in the way Can wargs, direwolves, and other magical beings reveal truths about consciousness and our own reality Does prophecy show that we are mere pawns of destiny, or are we free to live authentic lives If ever a story was ripe for philosophical analysis, George R R Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire series is In Westeros and beyond the Narrow Sea, Martin s fantasy world is filled with dozens of complex characters in conflict with themselves Game of PDF/EPUB or and others, facing self doubt, moral hazard, deception, uncertainty, hubris, and social and political unrest While the Seven Kingdoms have been plunged into war, beyond the Wall, the horrors of winter are coming And far away, a young queen wrestles with her destiny as she journeys to reclaim her home This insightful guide draws on the works of Machiavelli, Hobbes, Descartes, Augustine, Plato, Aristotle, and many other great philosophers to analyze key characters and plotlines while exploring themes of war, honor, knowledge, morality, gender politics, and.

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10 thoughts on “Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords

  1. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    After abandoning George R R Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire in disgust on page 29 having suffered mightily through cardboard characters and all the muddled authorial insight of a shoelace, I swore I would not get sucked into the tv show But people kept talking about it I blame them 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 After abandoning George R R Martin s A Song of Ice and Fire in disgust on page 29 having suffered mightily through cardboard characters and all the muddled authorial insight of a shoelace, I swore I would not get sucked into the tv show But people kept talking about it I blame them 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 television commercial breaks Despite these cringe worthy moments, I quickly became addicted to this show My addiction is entirely the fault of the sumptuous costuming and gratuitously gorgeous set decor, not to mention those heinous location scouts, who routinely choose some of the most beautiful places on the earth to film, not to mention the sheer brilliance of the cast Curse them Indulge me just a moment to name some names Charles Dance Nikolaj Coster Waldau Peter Dinklage Lena Hedley wow, wow and triple wow Game of Thrones and Philosophy In the vein of Lost and Philosophy, and House and Philosophy, also edited by Henry Jacoby, this series is pop philosophy and if you like both pop culture and thinking about things that make your brain hurt, anything in William Irwin series is a sheer entertainment Some of thethought provoking essays included Tedesco s It Would Be Mercy which reviews the concepts of passive versus active euthanasia Stacy Goguen nods at the brilliant Gayatri Spivak when she suggests how chivalry and colonialism cause similar cultural rot and ruination It is true that a few of these essays readlike fandom than philosophy let us not forget these are still the uncool kids writing about the cool ones but I d rather read a twenty first century nerdlet s Hobbsian take on Westeros than what Snookie ate for breakfast One essay in particular has been rattling around in my brain Jacoby s No One Dances the Water Dance , which makes the claim that martial arts studies are good for the character In a section entitled Virtues and the Good Life Mr Jacoby introduces virtue ethics, and as we know, these are not governed by universal ethics but rather by culturally narrow ones To live happily and well to bring eudaimonia, aka well being or flourishing, or flow, to one s existence one should practice virtue The point is that almost everyone who has ever studied martial arts realizes the master pupil relationship is essentially based on economics A master teaches for the money While we all love the stories where the master recognizes the excellent student and suddenly the economic relationship is transcended as the student is raised to prodigal son, this recurring theme has been done to death The relationship is rather based on the equation of how much I am willing to pay you or work for you for what you will teach me Once filthy lucre has been introduced into the equation what results is virtue for sale So, yes, Zen, Taoism, Ninjutsu and needle work all have components that are as much choice as GDP If it is true that virtue can be learned through practice, and a master can induce virtue in student in a way that a personal trainer can induce muscles in her client, then if virtue equals happiness then yes, happiness is for sale for the price of a personal coach Really

  2. Alexandra Sundarsingh Alexandra Sundarsingh says:

    A useful introduction to many basic philosophers, but not a deep consideration of the issues in the novels Instead superficial answers appear to be presented Not impressed.

  3. Marlowe Marlowe says:

    I ve been aware of the pop culture philosophy books for a few years now, but I ve never actually taken the time to read one But when they mentioned Game of Thrones and Philosophy on a recent episode of Sword Laser, I reserved a copy from the library.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 this bo I ve been aware of the pop culture philosophy books for a few years now, but I ve never actually taken the time to read one But when they mentioned Game of Thrones and Philosophy on a recent episode of Sword Laser, I reserved a copy from the library.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 this book useful A few basics of thought are illustrated using examples from the Song of Ice and Fire series.There were quite a few problems with the book, though For one thing, it seems to be just a grab bag of articles with little organization I feel that it would have beenuseful to organize the articles into a sort of history of philosophy, or something along those lines That would have made this a faruseful book than the current hey, something this guy wrote kinda sounds like something this other guy wrote higgledy piggeldy mixture we currently have.I felt that the connection to Game of Thrones was tenuous Some of the articles did try to offer some insight from philosophical thought into the series and visa versa , but for the most part, the chapters were simply explaining philosophy in layman s terms while shoe horning names and phrases from the series whenever grammatically possible particularly in the early chapters.I also got the feeling that some of the authors may have never read the Song of Ice and Fire series, or at least not in a long time, given that some of the errors were on rather egregious For example, on page 13, the author writes that a character could flee into exile with the surviving Targaryens, like Ser Jorah Mormont Except that Mormont s exile had absolutely nothing to do with the Targaryens Or on page 224, the author writes of Daenerys Fleeing King s Landing, her mother, Rhaella, gives birth to Dany and Viserys aboard a ship and then dies Well, for one thing, neither Daenerys nor Viserys was ever born on a ship Also, Viserys is many years older than Daenerys But I suppose that at least the names and familial relationships were correct Anyways, as I said, I think that a fan of Game of Thrones who wants a quick introduction to a few snippets of philosophical thought set in a familiar context may get something from this book Otherwise, give it a pass

  4. Aspasia Aspasia says:

    Game of Thrones and philosophy in the same sentence This pop culture philosophy mash up caught my eye because 1 Game of Thrones is my favorite show and I need something to hold me over until next year, 2 Since I m going back to school, I thought this book would help get my brain back into a semi scholarly mode.Topic Covered Case Studybiomedical ethics Bran Stark, Khal Drogometaphysics direwolves, wargs, wightsevil injustice Cersei need we saymoral luck vs moral responsibility Tyrio Game of Thrones and philosophy in the same sentence This pop culture philosophy mash up caught my eye because 1 Game of Thrones is my favorite show and I need something to hold me over until next year, 2 Since I m going back to school, I thought this book would help get my brain back into a semi scholarly mode.Topic Covered Case Studybiomedical ethics Bran Stark, Khal Drogometaphysics direwolves, wargs, wightsevil injustice Cersei need we saymoral luck vs moral responsibility Tyrion Lannistercultural relativism Danyfatalism Winter is Coming game theory Lannisters modus operandiwhy be moral Joffrey BaratheonOther topics include Ned Stark s idealism and how why that ended badly for him epistemology what we know, how we know it, and what it means to know something 143 You know nothing, Jon Snow the dangers of chivalry keeps women dependent and narrowly defined gender roles societal roles for both sexes virtue ethic theory how to lead the good life , and the golden rule of game theory Understand others as they understand themselves 262.Sounds mind numbing, but the essays are written in down to earth styles with some humor here and there and really helps the reader think about the characters and what makes them tick and they approach life You can readof my book reviews at www.thesouthernbookworm.blogspot.com

  5. Tara Tara says:

    I actually hadn t heard of this book until my aunt picked it up for me Thank you so much for being thoughtful and generous, Aunt Jennifer I was pleasantly surprised to find a book pairing one of my favorite series with philosophical thought they really go hand in hand This book was very well written and brought forward some wonderful essays and discussions I spend a lot of time talking and arguing about ASoIaF online, and though I haven t been doing much of that lately, this book sparke I actually hadn t heard of this book until my aunt picked it up for me Thank you so much for being thoughtful and generous, Aunt Jennifer I was pleasantly surprised to find a book pairing one of my favorite series with philosophical thought they really go hand in hand This book was very well written and brought forward some wonderful essays and discussions I spend a lot of time talking and arguing about ASoIaF online, and though I haven t been doing much of that lately, this book sparked my interest again

  6. Joshua Mingo Joshua Mingo says:

    The main flaw with this book and this series is that the first quarter will be good, but three quarters is where they play fast and loose with relevant topics It s like reading an essay on something else while obviously being forced to make references to a pop culture thing

  7. Erin Erin says:

    I ve always loved Philosophy, studying it at both the high school and tertiary levels.I am also a fan of both the television series Game of Thrones, and the books series A Song of Ice and Fire This was an interesting exercise in blending the two together.

  8. Ash Ash says:

    Game of Thrones and Philosophy takes a philosophical approach at Westeros and all of the characters inhabiting it Although, I have never any of the books but have watched all three seasons of Game of Thrones, I did enjoyed this book I love looking at concepts in many different ways and finding different interpretations It makes me wonder if George R.R Martin give this much thought to his multifaceted characters and intricate world.I also liked learning about different key terms in philosophy Game of Thrones and Philosophy takes a philosophical approach at Westeros and all of the characters inhabiting it Although, I have never any of the books but have watched all three seasons of Game of Thrones, I did enjoyed this book I love looking at concepts in many different ways and finding different interpretations It makes me wonder if George R.R Martin give this much thought to his multifaceted characters and intricate world.I also liked learning about different key terms in philosophy lie metaphysics, metaphysical fatalism, authenticity and freedom, moral relativism and cultural relativism, moral luck and resultant luck, moral evil and natural evil, and game theory When Game of Thrones comes back next year, I m going to look at the characters in a different light

  9. Filip Filip says:

    It wasn t a bad book, but I m a bit disappointed with it The philosophical angle was quite interesting though at times it felt a bit forced and some topics I wish would have been looked on in greater detail game theory, I m looking at you On the other hand the analysis of the books felt a bit shallow at times, especially in regards to Daenerys and Tyrion s characters and it could be seen that it is basedon the show than the books Still, I think I will takeinterest in books from It wasn t a bad book, but I m a bit disappointed with it The philosophical angle was quite interesting though at times it felt a bit forced and some topics I wish would have been looked on in greater detail game theory, I m looking at you On the other hand the analysis of the books felt a bit shallow at times, especially in regards to Daenerys and Tyrion s characters and it could be seen that it is basedon the show than the books Still, I think I will takeinterest in books from this series

  10. Yong Lee Yong Lee says:

    I love the Philosophy of series of books They use popular entertainment to make academic points about philosophy I also loved the Game of Throne books If you love the GOT books or TV series, and love ideas and the process of thought, this Philosophy of GOT book could pair perfectly with what you love and help you double your enjoyment, like red wine with steak.

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