Minnesota University Teaches Philosophy Through Harry Potter
Minnesota university is mixing the magical world of Harry Potter into philosophy teachings.
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota university is mixing the magical world of Harry Potter into philosophy teachings. St. Cloud State University professor Carolyn Hartz is applying Aristotle’s work on friendship to character relationships in J.K. Rowling’s books about the boy wizard, the St. Cloud Times reported. The class discusses ethics, logic, love, the human soul and nature while examining the stories. “These are fundamental human concerns,” Hartz said. “Philosophy is, in my view, critical thinking about…