Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder About Everything!

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Inspire animated discussions of questions that concern kids—and all of us—with this innovative, interactive book. Open your students' minds to the wonders of philosophy.

Allow them to grapple with the questions philosophers have discussed since the ancient Greeks. Questions include: "Who are your friends?," "Can computers think?," "Can something logical not make sense?," and "Can you think about nothing?" Young minds will find these questions to be both entertaining and ...

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Overview

Inspire animated discussions of questions that concern kids—and all of us—with this innovative, interactive book. Open your students' minds to the wonders of philosophy.

Allow them to grapple with the questions philosophers have discussed since the ancient Greeks. Questions include: "Who are your friends?," "Can computers think?," "Can something logical not make sense?," and "Can you think about nothing?" Young minds will find these questions to be both entertaining and informative. If you have ever wondered about questions like these, you are well on the way to becoming a philosopher!

Philosophy for Kids offers young people (ages 10 and up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Packed with exciting activities arranged around the topics of values, knowledge, reality, and critical thinking, this book can be used individually or by the whole class. Each activity allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

In addition to learning about a challenging subject, students philosophizing in a classroom setting, as well as the casual reader of Philosophy for Kids, will sharpen the ability to think critically about these and similar questions. Experiencing the enjoyment of philosophical thought enhances a young person's appreciation for the importance of reasoning throughout the traditional curriculum of subjects.

The book includes activities, teaching tips, a glossary of terms, and suggestions for further reading.

Grades 4–12

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781882664702
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 297,529
  • Age range: 9 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.46 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    Great conversation starter!

    We love Philosophy for Kids! We let our 9yr old thumb through and pick out a topic, then we discuss, usually at dinner time. The we read the back of the book prompts and suggestions. During the week we may talk about the topic two or three times more, each time going a little deeper. It's inspired trips to the library and some fun internet exploration in order to go deeper into a topic. For us it's been a great way to get a girl who is not so great at talking about feelings to open up. There is not right or wrong, we don't have to do it every week, we can do it at our own pace. But best of all it's a way of letting her know what we believe without shoving it down her throat, we're just talking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2010

    So Interesting!!!

    My child's 5th teacher uses these philosophy pages to do fun lessons with the class. The whole class loves it!! The discussions are so involving and let the kids strech their thinking. This is a great buy!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2002

    think......

    This book is amazing and helps people find out how they think. Some of the questions also make you realize what kind of person you are. I definitely enjoyed the book and i recomend it!!!

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