- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Reprint edition (January 21, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1442217332
- ISBN-13: 978-1442217331
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,045,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We owe it to our children and to the future of our world to heed the lessons of this book. Call it the work of real philosophy, or call it simply the joyful work of nourishing the love of Truth and the Good. Whatever we call it, this warm and wise guide shows us why we must bring philosophy to our children (and, at the same time, to ourselves). (Jacob Needleman, author of The Heart of Philosophy)
Jana Mohr Lone is at the forefront of the burgeoning movement to support philosophical inquiry among children. In this book she draws on years of experience with children, teachers, and parents to offer--in accessible, lucid prose--workable suggestions for how to inspire children to philosophical exploration. The book could just as well have been, What to Expect When They're Reflecting, and deserves to be mandatory reading for anyone teaching or raising a curious child. (Mitch Green, University of Virginia)
About the Author
Jana Mohr Lone is the director of the University of Washington Center for Philosophy for Children.
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Dr. Susan T. Gardner(Himsworth). Professor of Philosophy, Capilano University, North Vancouver.
In her book she draws on her own experience with (her) children in combination with her expertise in the field of philosophy. Theory and practice are interwoven throughout the book. It is easy to follow and the structure of the books follows the main strands in philosophy. You'll learn how to have philosophical conversations with your children and/or students using different kinds of materials. She has many suggestions like for example a list of children's books and their relevance to philosophical dialogue.
The Philosophical Child also shows that we should and can do philosophy with children. Their natural philosophical sensibilities are essential in living a rich and meaningful life. Sensibilities which we too often forget about when we grow older.