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Children s Book of Philosophy

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Learn to think big and tackle life's trickiest questions, such as "What am I here for?" and "Who decides what's right and wrong?". Children’s Book of Philosophy is a perfect introduction to the great thinkers who’ve tried to make sense of the world. From ancient times to modern day, people have asked questions such as “Who am I?”, “Is the world real?”, and “Is it ever right to tell a lie?”. Meet famous philosophers from history including Socrates, Confucius, Immanuel Kant, Simone de Beauvoir, and many others who have studied the complex issues of everyday life. Using simple text and fun illustrations to get your mind working, Children’s Book of Philosophy will make big ideas easy to understand. Examine the problems that have puzzled people for hundreds, or even thousands, of years – and ponder your way through them in clear and logical stages. The book's lively approach is designed to encourage children to start thinking for themselves and to show them that anyone can be a philosopher.

Children s Book of Philosophy

Author : DK
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Delve into the minds of the world's most famous philosophers and discover the answers to the world's big questions - the perfect introduction to philosophy for younger readers From Socrates and Aristotle to Kant and Confucius, meet the thinkers and theories which shaped our world. Find answers to life's big questions such as 'Who am I?' or 'Should I ever tell a lie?' and what philosophy is. How do you know whether you're awake or dreaming? Is the world real? Why do we need rules? Complex topics are explored in The Children's Book of Philosophy, inspiring you to think about the philosophical theories and concepts for yourself with both conflicting and complimentary viewpoints to encourage you to be part of the next generation of thinkers. Meet the key philosophers throughout history and across the world that changed the way we live today.

Big Ideas for Curious Minds

Author : The School of Life
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Introduces twenty-five of history's leading figures in philosophy, including Buddha, Aristotle, René Descartes, and Friedrich Nietzsche, and how their philosophical ideas continue to matter in today's world.

Children s and YA Books in the College Classroom

Author : Emily Dial-Driver,
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Using children's and young adult literature is a great way to enhance a variety of college classes in fields as varied as biology, computer game development, political science and history. This collection of new essays by educators from a number of disciplines describes how to use such works as Where the Wild Things Are, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Swamp Thing, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter to introduce complex concepts and spark interest in difficult subjects. The contributors describe innovative teaching strategies using dystopian fiction, graphic narratives, fairy tales and mythology. Often overlooked or dismissed by teachers, children's literature can support student learning by raising levels of academic rigor, creativity and critical thinking.

History Theory and Practice of Philosophy for Children

Author : Saeed Naji
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This book on Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a compilation of articles written by its founders and the movement‘s leaders worldwide. These articles have been prepared in the dialogue and interview format. Part I explains the genesis of the movement, its philosophical and theoretical foundations. Part II examines the specialized uses of philosophical dialogues in teaching philosophy, morality, ethics and sciences. Part III examines the theoretical concerns such as the aims of the method in regards to the search for truth or sense of meaning, or the debate on the novel or short stories and its characteristics. Part IV explains the practices of P4C worldwide and the issue of cultural differences, the ways of the community of inquiry and the necessary adaptation to suit local concerns. The book concludes with a notable review of the progress of P4C, the obstacles, and its international spread to over 60 countries. These penetrating insights make the book an incredibly rich resource for anyone interested in or involved with implementing a P4C programme. Brave Old Subject, Brave New World Teaching Science and Morality Via P4C Showing Children can do Philosophy

Philosophy for Children Grandpa Carl the Owl and his Grandson Nils the Owl A Story Book for Discussing Philosophy with Children

Author : Michael Siegmund
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Discussing philosophy with children? There's nothing easier than that! This fantastic story book makes it easy to discuss philosophy about the world with children. The book's two heroes, the owls Nils and Carl, go on some adventures in this story. Stop by stop, child-friendly questions are asked to promote discussion of philosophy and reflection. We hope you enjoy it and all kinds of interesting thoughts are guaranteed - and not just for children!

Ethics and Children s Literature

Author : Claudia Mills
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Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. The essays in Part I look at various past attempts at conveying moral messages to children and interrogate their underlying assumptions. What visions of childhood were conveyed by explicit attempts to cultivate specific virtues in children? What unstated cultural assumptions were expressed by growing resistance to didacticism? How should we prepare children to respond to racism in their books and in their society? Part II takes up the ethical orientations of various classic and contemporary texts, including 'prosaic ethics' in the Hundred Acre Wood, moral discernment in Narnia, ethical recognition in the distant worlds traversed by L’Engle, and virtuous transgression in recent Anglo-American children’s literature and in the emerging children’s literature of 1960s Taiwan. Part III’s essays engage in ethical criticism of arguably problematic messages about our relationship to nonhuman animals, about war, and about prejudice. The final section considers how we respond to children’s literature with ethically focused essays exploring a range of ways in which child readers and adult authorities react to children’s literature. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins in didactic Sunday school tracts and moralizing fables, authors, parents, librarians, and scholars remain sensitive to the values conveyed to children through the texts they choose to share with them.

Thinking Through Stories

Author : Thomas E. Wartenberg
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"This book provides justification and instruction for exploring philosophy with children, especially by using picture books to initiate philosophical discussion. By demonstrating to pre-service teachers that picture books often embed philosophical issues into their narratives, and that this makes picture books a natural place to go to help young children investigate philosophical issues, the author offers a straightforward approach to engaging young students. In particular, this volume highlights how philosophical dialogue enhances children's sense of self, provides a safe space for the discussion of issues that they are confronted with in living their lives, and develops an admirable method for resolving conflict that the children can use in other contexts"--

An Examination of Sir William Hamilton s Philosophy

Author : John Stuart Mill
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Pragmatism Education and Children

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This book presents fourteen new essays by international scholars about the intersections between pragmatism, education, and philosophy with children. Pragmatism from its beginnings has sought a revolution in learning, and is itself a special kind of philosophy of education. What can the applications of pragmatism to pedagogy around the world teach us today?