Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

PHIL 4345 Harry Potter and Philosophy

The Harry Potter series, in its forms of literature and film, is a rich, entertaining, and highly accessible source of philosophy. This course will embark on a magical tour of several philosophically vigorous concepts, all mapped on the series, like: the philosophy of friendship and love, animal ethics, ethics of care, critical race theory, oppression, epistemology, feminist theory, aesthetics, and death. The course will be divided into units, each framed by a magical spell made famous by Harry Potter.