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Richard

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  • Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Irwin (Editor), Henry Jacoby (Editor)
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (66)

    George R. R. Martin's New York Times best-selling 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?

    Tommy says: "Open your eyes and read this please"
    "An easily understood treatise on philosophy"
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    What did you love best about Game of Thrones and Philosophy?

    A clear discussion of the basis of a number of philosophical schools, both political and ethical using examples based on the characters in the books and identifying criticisms that are not immediately evident. Chapters are written by a number of authors in their areas of expertise.


    What does Robin Sachs bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Robin Sachs clearly understands the material and his pace and inflections add clarity to the discussion.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Wisdom is like dragons and fears neither fear nor swords.


    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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