The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy probes the compelling philosophical issues behind the entire Millennium trilogy. What philosophies do Lisbeth Salander and Kant have in common? To catch a criminal, can Lisbeth and Mikael be criminals themselves? Can revenge be ethical? Drawing on some of history's greatest philosophical minds, this book gives fresh insights into Larsson's ingeniously plotted tale of crime and corruption.
● Looks at compelling philosophical issues such as a feminist reading of Lisbeth Salander, Aristotelian arguments for why we love revenge, how Kant can explain why so many women sleep with Mikael Blomkvist, and many more
● Includes a chapter from a colleague of Larsson's that explores Larsson's philosophical views on skepticism and quotes from never-before-seen correspondence with Larsson
● Offers new insights into the novels' key characters and investigates the author
As engrossing as the quest to free Lisbeth Salander from her past, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy is a must-listen for anyone interested in unraveling the subtext and exploring the greater issues at work in the story.