Game of Thrones and Philosophy : Pop Culture and Philosophy

  • by William Irwin (Editor), Henry Jacoby (Editor)
  • Narrated by Robin Sachs
  • Series: Pop Culture and Philosophy
  • 9 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 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?


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.

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Customer Reviews

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Great book to further enjoy the game of thrones

Where does Game of Thrones and Philosophy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Certainly ranks in my top twenty


Who was your favorite character and why?

I enjoyed the discussion about God and the links to the game of thrones gods. In particular the warrior philosophy was discussed at length which I enjoyed


Which scene did you most enjoy?

Discussions of moral correctness particularly in the case Ned


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes certainly I could not out the boom down so to speak very gripping


Any additional comments?

Very enjoyable book that made me think about the real life implication of the characters I'm the game of thrones. It made me look at complicated philisophical ideas in an entirely new light by applying them to my favourite series. You don't have to be an expert in any field to enjoy this boo, if you have read the booms or even just watched the series you will enjoy this book

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- Steven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios