To call A Song of Ice and Fire just another work of fiction would be stupid. By now, it’s a cultural phenomenon. So naturally, when a professor discusses the philosophy of A Song of Ice and Fire for 89-minutes, we weren’t surprised. Dr. Gregory B. Sadler, who is a philosophy professor, discusses a lot of things on his YouTube channel, including literature from lenses of philosophy. Check out his take on A Song of Ice and Fire, below :
If you are looking for the specific part where he starts discussing Thrones philosophy, jump to the 33-minute mark.
Sadler discusses a lot of things, including who the most evil character in the series is, who is the most manipulative one, the nihilistic angle to A Song of Ice and Fire, who deserves the Iron Throne, if anybody at all, moral standpoints of the characters, and more. We recommend you watch the video the whole way after the 33-minute mark, as Sadler makes some nice arguments.
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