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Title Game of thrones and philosophy : logic cuts deeper than swords / edited by Henry Jacoby.
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.

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Description 1 online resource
Series The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series ; 51
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Machine generated contents note: ForewordAcknowledgments: How I was spared from having to take the BlackIntroduction: So What if Winter Is Coming?Part One. "You Win or You Die"1. Maester Hobbes Goes to King's Landing Greg Littmann2. It is a Great Crime to Lie to a King Don Fallis3. Playing the Game of Thrones: Some Lessons from Machiavelli Marcus Schulzke4. The War in Westeros and Just War Theory Richard H. CorriganPart Two. "The Things I Do for Love"5. Winter is Coming! The Bleak Quest for Happiness in Westeros Eric Silverman6. The Death of Lord Stark: The Perils of Idealism David Hahn7. Lord Eddard Stark, Queen Cersei Lannister: Moral Judgments from Different Perspectives Albert J.J. Angleberger and Alexander Hieke8. It Would Be a Mercy: Choosing Life or Death in Westeros and Beyond Matthew TedescoPart Three. "Winter is Coming"9. Wargs, Wights, and Wolves that are Dire: Mind and Metaphysics, Westeros Style Henry Jacoby10. Magic, Science, and Metaphysics in A Game of Thrones Edward Cox11. "You know nothing, Jon Snow": Epistemic Humility Beyond the Wall Abraham P. Schwab12. "Why is the world so full of injustice?" Gods and the Problem of Evil Jaron Daniel SchoonePart Four. "The Man Who Passes the Sentence Should Swing the Sword"13. Why Should Joffrey Be Moral If He's Already Won the Game of Thrones? Daniel Haas14. The Moral Luck of Tyrion Lannister Christopher Robichaud15. Dany's Encounter with the Wild: Cultural Relativism in Games of Thrones Katherine Tullman16. "There Are No True Knights": The Injustice o Chivalry Stacey GoguenPart Five. "Stick Them with the Pointy End"17. Fate, Freedom, and authenticity in A Game of Thrones Michael J. Sigrist18. No One Dances the Water Dance Henry Jacoby19. The Things I Do For Love: Sex, Lies, and Game Theory R. Shannon Duval20. Stop the Madness! Knowledge, Power, and Insanity in A Song of Ice and Fire Chad William TimmContributors: The Learned Lords and Ladies from Beyond the Seven KingdomsIndex.
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Subject Game of thrones (Television program)
Game of thrones (Television program)
Contents Introduction: So What if Winter Is Coming? -- Part One: "You Win or You Die" -- 1: Maester Hobbes Goes to King's Landing -- 2: It Is a Great Crime to Lie to a King -- 3: Playing the Game of Thrones: Some Lessons from Machiavelli -- 4: The War in Westeros and Just War Theory -- Part Two: "The Things I do for Love" -- 5: Winter Is Coming!: The Bleak Quest for Happiness in Westeros -- 6: The Death of Lord Stark: The Perils of Idealism -- 7: Lord Eddard Stark, Queen Cersei Lannister: Moral Judgments from Different Perspectives -- 8: It Would Be a Mercy: Choosing Life or Death in Westeros and Beyond the Narrow Sea -- Part Three: "Winter is Coming" -- 9: Wargs, Wights, and Wolves That Are Dire: Mind and Metaphysics, Westeros Style -- 10: Magic, Science, and Metaphysics in A Game of Thrones -- 11: "You Know Nothing, Jon Snow": Epistemic Humility Beyond the Wall -- 12: "Why Is the World So Full of Injustice?": Gods and the Problem of Evil -- Part Four: "The Man Who Passes the Sentence Should Swing the Sword" -- 13: Why Should Joffrey Be Moral If He Has Already Won the Game of Thrones? -- 14: The Moral Luck of Tyrion Lannister -- 15: Dany's Encounter with the Wild: Cultural Relativism in A Game of Thrones -- 16: "There Are No True Knights": The Injustice of Chivalry -- Part Five: "Stick Them with the Pointy End" -- 17: Fate, Freedom, and Authenticity in A Game of Thrones -- 18: No One Dances the Water Dance -- 19: The Things I Do For Love: Sex, Lies, and Game Theory -- 20: Stop the Madness!: Knowledge, Power, and Insanity in A Song of Ice and Fire.
Summary "An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired itGeorge 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Other Author Jacoby, Henry Owen.
Other Title Print version: Game of thrones and philosophy. Hoboken : Wiley, 2012 9780470683408