Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Philosophical Child


This will be my last blog post for the school year - I'll start again in September. I wanted to let everyone know that my book, The Philosophical Child, is currently at press and will be available in September, published by Rowman & Littlefield. Here is the short summary of the book:
Do children ask philosophical questions? How can you tell? What does it mean to think philosophically? The Philosophical Child considers children’s philosophical potential, pointing out that frequently children’s questions and musings raise philosophical issues but adult preconceptions about children's limitations discourage exploration of these subjects. When children ask questions, in many ways it is the responses to the questions that determine whether they lead to a philosophical exchange. The book explores ways that parents and other adults can recognize and stimulate philosophical conversations about children's questions, describing a wide variety of resources for generating philosophical inquiry with children.

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