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Is this a great work of philosophy... no. Does it make you think about topics in different ways...yes. Look, the book might have flaws but I think any book that causes critical thinking is a good thing. If you disagree with the contents, good! At least you are thinking.
I have read the hyper-critical of this work and honestly,the bad reviews convinced me to get it. Someone goes on a 750 word rant about how their thoughts are far superior than the book just make me want to see what the fuss is all about. Rather than trying to prove who has the bigger brain just open up, listen and compare or contrast you own thoughts and opinions.
This book facilitated free thought and that is what philosophy is all about...the investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
I love Martin's book series and HBO's series and this is a good companion.
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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
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
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
An interesting listen ruined by poor sound quality. I stuck at it for at least 5 hours but I keep hearing an awful background creaking every minute or so.