- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 28, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118065077
- ISBN-13: 978-1118065075
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #740,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Hunger Games and Philosophy: A Critique of Pure Treason Paperback – February 28, 2012
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From the Back Cover
Can entertainment be dangerous?
Do ordinary moral rules apply in the arena?
Can philosophy help Katniss decide between Gale and Peeta?
Could muttations someday become a reality?
Can the world of the Hunger Games shine a light into the dark corners of our own world? Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is also the girl who makes us think, dream, question authority, and rebel. The postapocalyptic world of Panem's twelve districts is a divided society on the brink of war and struggling to survive, while the Capitol lives in the lap of luxury and pure contentment. At every turn in the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and their many allies wrestle with harrowing choices and ethical dilemmas that push them to the brink. This thoughtful guide draws on the work of Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Charles Darwin, and other engaging philosophical thinkers to take you deeper into the story. It gives you new insights into the Hunger Games series and its key characters, plot lines, and themes, including war, authenticity, social class, personal identity, altruism, gender, art, fashion, and moral choice.
To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com
About the Author
George A. Dunn is a lecturer at the University of Indianapolis and the Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, China. He edited True Blood and Philosophy and contributed to Twilight and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy.
Nicolas Michaud is an instructor of philosophy at the University of North Florida and has contributed to Twilight and Philosophy, Final Fantasy and Philosophy, 30 Rock and Philosophy, and Green Lantern and Philosophy.
William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College. 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 House and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy.
Top Customer Reviews
This collection of nineteen essays is divided into seven sections, with the following topics: (1) art, music, and metaphor; (2) morality; (3) science; (4) the ethics of caring and gender; (5) authenticity and identity; (6) warfare; and (7) political philosophy. Overall, the essays were well-written, even interesting, and definitely enlightening.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's a great read for those who want to going deeper in the social allegories that were presented in throughout the series. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jerome Williams
The book that brings new insight into the book and films. Loved it. I am enlightened.Published 18 months ago by meemaws
Though I wasn't a huge fan of the actual Hunger Games books, I still enjoyed this book. It was interesting to look at the philosophical aspects of the storyPublished on December 24, 2014 by Alex
In terms of what is written and the themes and issues that are explored, this is my favorite so far of the "...and Philosophy" series. Read morePublished on March 27, 2014 by L Willis
Fun book for any hunger games fan. IT keep me entertained and gave me pause a few times. Thank you.Published on December 24, 2012 by La Suzy
my friend asked for this book on her wish list! I have not read it. Although "The Hunger Games" are very popular with teenagers.Published on December 10, 2012 by Susan E Seyffarth
As a student of literature and philosophy, I enjoyed this book a great deal. well thought out and written dissection of the themes, characters and events in this epic trilogy.Published on December 2, 2012 by Tim Meyer