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'World of Warcraft Philosophy' is a Conversation-Starter

By: Robyn Currie - Published: Oct 30, 2009   Updated: Jul 18 2011 • References: amazon and boingboing.net
When you think of philosophy, surely Plato and Socrates jump to mind, but does the world Azeroth? Mixing the worlds of gaming and philosophy, the 'World of Warcraft Philosophy' book is sure to enlighten.

'World of Warcraft Philosophy' includes essays and short stories that touch upon the ethics and morals of the fictional game. From gender identity and leadership, to the “likelihood of the IRS auditing a troll,” according to BoingBoing.net.

Implications - The popularity of the game World of Warcraft has resulted in the rise of an almost cult-like subculture of fans and addicts who have adopted the characters and rules of the game as a part of their daily lives. The World of Warcraft Philosophy book is the newest addition to the many books and films that excite the conversations of active members of this subculture.