Philosophy for Kids

Author: David A. White
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
ISBN: 1882664701
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

This offers young people (from 10 up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions--arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality, and Critcal Thinking--invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks. Each question includes a fun activity that allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

Philosophy for Kids

Author: David A. White
Publisher:
ISBN: 1760019402
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Critical thinking

This offers young people (from 10 up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions--arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality, and Critcal Thinking--invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks. Each question includes a fun activity that allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

The Examined Life

Author: David A. White
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 9781593630089
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

In this, the follow-up to the best-selling Philosophy for Kids, Dr. David White delves deeper into the philosophical questions kids (and adults) care about deeply. Through vibrant discussions and debate, the book offers ways teachers can help students grapple with age-old questions about the nature of friendship (Aristotle), time (Augustine), knowledge (Plato), existence of God (Aquinas), perception (Berkeley), freedom and society (Rousseau), and many more. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 presents primary source readings that will encourage discussion and debate; Part 2 offers easy-to-use activities that focus on the direct application of philosophy to areas such as critical thinking, language, and the arts; and Part 3 offers a unique perspective just for teachers—a philosophical look at how teachers can become more reflective philosophers themselves. This is an excellent teachers' handbook for using advanced philosophy in the classroom.

Little Big Minds

Author: Marietta McCarty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 158542515X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Family & Relationships

A thematically arranged guide for parents and educators outlines how to introduce philosophy to kindergarteners through eighth graders in order to promote their critical thinking capabilities and broaden their world understanding, in a step-by-step reference that covers such topics as prejudice, compassion, and the work of ancient and modern thinkers. Original.

The Complete Philosophy Files

Author: Stephen Law
Publisher: Orion Children's Books
ISBN: 9781444006520
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Genre: Philosophy

Is there a God, should I eat meat, where does the universe come from, could I live for ever as a robot? These are the big questions readers will be wrestling with in this thoroughly enjoyable book. Dip into any chapter and you will find lively scenarios and dialogues to take you through philosophical puzzles ancient and modern, involving virtual reality, science fiction and a host of characters from this and other planets. The text is interspersed on every page with lively cartoons, and there is a list of philosophical jargon at the end.. Stephen Law has a gift for communicating complex ideas. He offers few answers, but his unstuffy, highly personal approach will have the reader thinking and arguing with as much pleasure as he does himself.

Children s Book of Philosophy

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465442505
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This fun and informative introduction to the history of philosophy and its key figures and movements, from stoicism to existentialism, is for any child asking "what is philosophy?" Questions like "who am I?", "why does the world exist?" and philosophical theories from Plato to Sartre are made easy to understand using clear examples, timelines, and at-a-glance facts. If your child is curious about the world and the thinkers who shaped it, the Children's Book of Philosophy is for them.

Philosophy Rocks

Author: Stephen Law
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 0786816996
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduces the provocative questions and the arguments that philosophers throughout history have offered, from Plato to the twentieth century, including such issues as reality, ethics, and the existence of God.

Philosophy in the Classroom

Author: Matthew Lipman
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439905630
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Genre: Education

This is a textbook for teachers that demonstrates how philosophical thinking can be used in teaching children. It begins with the assumption that what is taught in schools is not (and should not be) subject matter but rather ways of thinking. The main point is that the classroom should be converted into a community of inquiry, and that one can begin doing that with children. Based on the curriculum that Matt Lipman has developed at the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, which he heads, this book describes the curriculum and explains its use. The text is self-contained, however. This revision is thorough-going and incorporates new chapters, as well as new material in old chapters. Part One focuses on the need of educational change and the importance of philosophical inquiry in developing new approaches. Part Two discusses curriculum and teaching methodology, including teacher behavior conducive to helping children. Part Three deals with developing logic skills and moral judgment. It concludes with a chapter on the sorts of philosophical themes pertinent to ethical inquiry for children: the right and the fair, perfect and right, free will and determinism, change and growth, truth, caring, standards and rules, thinking and thinking for oneself. Education, in this sense, is not a matter of dispensing information; it is the process of assisting in the growth of the whole individual.

Philosophy for Young Children

Author: Berys Gaut
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136736063
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Education

With this book, any teacher can start teaching philosophy to children today! Co-written by a professor of philosophy and a practising primary school teacher, Philosophy for Young Children is a concise, practical guide for teachers. It contains detailed session plans for 36 philosophical enquiries - enough for a year’s work - that have all been successfully tried, tested and enjoyed with young children from the age of three upwards. The enquiries explore a range of stimulating philosophical questions about fairness, the environment, friendship, inclusion, sharing, right and wrong, manners, beauty, pictures, the emotions, dreaming and reality. All the stories, drawings and photographs that you’ll need to carry out the enquiries are provided and can be used with your children directly from the book. Each step-by step enquiry includes: The philosophical topic and the aim of the enquiry The stimuli you’ll need Questions to ask the children Possible answers to help move the discussion forward Ideas to help you summarise and extend the enquiry. If you are an Early Years or primary school teacher, this complete resource will enable you to introduce philosophy to your children quickly and with confidence.

Examined Life

Author: Robert Nozick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671725013
Release Date: 1990-12-15
Genre: Philosophy

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Philosophy and Education

Author: Jana Mohr Lone
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
ISBN: 1443839795
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Philosophy

Are children natural philosophers? They are curious about questions such as the meaning and purpose of being alive and whether we can know anything at all. Pre-college philosophy takes as a starting point young people's inherent interest in large questions about the human condition. Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People seeks to illuminate the ways in which philosophy can strengthen and deepen pre-college education. The book examines various issues involved in teaching philosophy to young people at different grade levels, including assessing what teachers need in order to teach philosophy and describing several models for introducing philosophy into schools. Ways to explore specific branches of philosophy - ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, and logic - through literature, thought experiments, and games and activities, as well as traditional philosophy texts, are described. The book's final section considers student assessment and program evaluation, and analyzes the contributions pre-college philosophy can make to education in general. Teachers and educators - and parents - all want young people to grow up with the skills they need to pursue their own goals and become productive and successful adults. Thinking independently and reasoning clearly are central to these objectives. Philosophy helps students develop some of the analytic skills they need to engage in thoughtful decision-making throughout their lives, and the richness of the questions involved can help young people maintain their awareness of the world as marvelous and mysterious.

Cool Philosophy

Author: Daniel Tatarsky
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 9781910232736
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Genre: Philosophy

Inside this philosophy-stuffed book are fifty fact-tastic ways to advance your thinking skills, so you’ll never be scratching your head in bemusement ever again. Featuring the key philosophic principles of every philosopher you've heard of (and some you haven't), from prominent ancient Greek thinkers such as Aristotle and Socrates to modern-day thinkers such as Bertrand Russell and Thomas Kuhn, Cool Philosophy is stuffed to the gills with amazing facts, tricks and stats to help you discover everything you need to know about what philosophy is – in a way you’ll never forget.

The Philosophical Child

Author: Jana Mohr Lone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781442217348
Release Date: 2012-09-16
Genre: Philosophy

What does it mean to be good? Why do people die? What is friendship? Children enter the world full of questions and wrestle with deep, thoughtful issues, even if they do not always wonder them aloud. Many parents have the desire to discuss philosophical ideas with their children, but are unsure how to do so. The Philosophical Child offers parents guidance on how to gently approach philosophical questions with children of all ages. Jana Mohr Lone argues that for children to mature emotionally, they must develop their desire and ability to think abstractly about themselves and their experiences. This book suggests easy ways that parents can engage with their children's philosophical questions and help them develop their "philosophical selves."

Big Ideas for Little Kids

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475804461
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Education

Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. Wartenberg also gives advice on how to construct a "learner-centered" classroom, in which children discuss philosophical issues with one another as they respond to open-ended questions by saying whether they agree or disagree with what others have said.