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 darkcorners of our own world? Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was onfire," but she is also the girl who makes us think, dream, questionauthority, and rebel. The postapocalyptic world of Panem′s twelvedistricts is a divided society on the brink of war and strugglingto survive, while the Capitol lives in the lap of luxury and purecontentment. At every turn in the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss,Peeta, Gale, and their many allies wrestle with harrowing choicesand ethical dilemmas that push them to the brink. This thoughtfulguide draws on the work of Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Hobbes, JohnLocke, Immanuel Kant, Charles Darwin, and other engagingphilosophical thinkers to take you deeper into the story. It givesyou new insights into the Hunger Games series and its keycharacters, plot lines, and themes, including war, authenticity,social class, personal identity, altruism, gender, art, fashion,and moral choice.
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About the Author
George A. Dunn
is a lecturer at the University ofIndianapolis and the Ningbo Institute of Technology, ZhejiangUniversity, China. He edited True Blood and Philosophy
andcontributed to Twilight and Philosophy
, Alice in Wonderlandand Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy.
Nicolas Michaud is an instructor of philosophy at theUniversity of North Florida and has contributed to Twilight andPhilosophy, Final Fantasy and Philosophy, 30 Rock andPhilosophy, and Green Lantern and Philosophy.
William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King′sCollege. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre ofbooks as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons andPhilosophy and has overseen recent titles, including Houseand Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, andMad Men and Philosophy.