Game of Thrones and Philosophy (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #51) (Paperback)

Game of Thrones and Philosophy (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #51) By William Irwin (Editor), Henry Jacoby (Editor) Cover Image
By William Irwin (Editor), Henry Jacoby (Editor)
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This is book number 51 in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

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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 it

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 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.

About the Author


HENRY JACOBY teaches philosophy at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is the editor of House and Philosophy and a contributor to South Park and Philosophy. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Inception and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781118161999
ISBN-10: 1118161998
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: March 13th, 2012
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture