What can Game of Thrones teach us about moral philosophy?

Joanna Moncrieff

I was as disappointed as everyone else by the final series of Game of Thrones, but when someone suggested that the programme as a whole was an example of modern moral nihilism, I found myself jumping to its defence. Of course, this person had not actually seen Game of Thrones, because anyone who has knows that it has a clear moral position. It is not in any way suggesting that ‘anything goes’ or that ‘might is right’. There are good people and bad people in Game of Thrones and many that lie somewhere in between. There are those who become better people as time goes on (Tyrion, Jaime) and those who become bad (Daenerys). The good characters, like Ned Stark, Jon Snow and Varys, are the ones who act not out of self-interest, but for the good of others; for the common good. The bad include the psychopaths (Ramsay or…

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About J.Chron.Ltt.&Sci. [JCR]

~CogSc (Humor); NeuroPsych; Philosophy (Death/Identity); Methods (Research); Intelligence/Investigation (Forensic); Medical Error~
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