The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
Do our choices truly matter more than our abilities, as Albus Dumbledore famously told Harry Potter? What do ghosts and Horcruxes tell us about J.K. Rowling's view of the soul? What are the implications of Polyjuice Potion and the ability of Animagi to transform into animals for the concept of identity? In The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy, serious questions such as these are examined in an accessible and entertaining way by a variety of philosophers who have obviously read and enjoyed the books. Unlike the previous Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts, this book covers the entire series, though dwelling mostly on the final installments.