At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers! Plato & Co. introduces childrenand curious grown-upsto the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Socrates to Descartes, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engagingand often funnystory that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations.
In Hannah Arendt’s Little Theater, the philosopher Hannah Arendt is about to finish her last book, but she is sure something is missing. As she puzzles over her words, she is visited by a friend from the pastnone other than her nine-year-old self! Reluctantly, she accepts young Hannah’s helping hand, joining the small blue-cardiganed girl on an adventure through the streets of New York City to a tiny theater where they watch a frightening play about a town terrorized by an evil wolf and his pack of puppets. But, even in the blackest moments, when evil seems sure to prevail, it is always possible to turn things around. Could the same be said of the “theater” of the real world, in which real people come together to create change?
Plato & Co.’s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library.
About the Author
Jean Paul Mongin is a philosopher who lives and works in Paris. He is the editor of the Plato & Co. series. Marion Muller-Cotard is a theologian and the author of several children’s books in French. Anna Street is a PhD candidate at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the University of Kent.
Table of Contents
Hannah Arendt’s Little Theater
Narrated by Marion Muller-Colard
Illustrated by Clémence Pollet
Translated by Anna Street