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Explore deep questions and practice big thinking―with philosophy for kids
Have your kids ever asked you about things like whether or not what we see is real? Or why some actions are considered good, and some are bad? If they have, then they might be on their way to becoming a philosopher. Big Thinkers and Big Ideas is a book about philosophy for kids ages 8 to 12 that will teach them about the concepts and people that are important in philosophy, so they can start exercising their mind and looking at the world with new eyes.
With this philosophy for kids book, they’ll learn about different kinds of philosophy from all over the world and philosophers like Socrates, Pythagoras, Ayn Rand, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Help them practice thinking deeply and come up with their own solutions to complex problems.
Dive into philosophy for kids with:
- The big four―Read about the four main branches of philosophy: metaphysics (reality), epistemology (knowledge), logic (critical thinking), and ethics (values).
- What do you think?―The questions inside will encourage kids to build better arguments and talk to their friends and family about meaningful topics.
- Just the first step―If philosophy for kids is interesting for your child, this book is a great primer for more advanced philosophy books.
Inspire kids to think differently with the perfect introduction to philosophy.
From the Publisher
Just some of what kids will explore inside:
Origins Of Philosophy
Learn about where the concept of philosophy comes from, and why it’s so important to ask big questions. Kids will also read about things like discussion, debate, and seeing an issue from every perspective.
The Four Main Branches Of Philosophy
Kids will explore Metaphysics—the study of reality and what it means to exist, Epistemology—the study of knowledge and where it comes from, Ethics—the study of moral values and what’s good or bad, and Logic—the study of reasoning and the difference between a good argument and a bad argument.
Think On It
This book is full of popular philosophical questions and activities to exercise young minds. For example: Picture a donkey standing between two piles of hay. The donkey’s desire for the pile on the left is perfectly balanced by her desire for the pile on the right. Will she starve to death? According to a determinist, she will. Do you agree?
Meet A Philosopher: Bertrand Russell
20th century English philosopher Bertrand Russell argued that the universe doesn’t need a reason to exist. He pointed out that we don’t ever experience the universe. We only experience small pieces of it—a sneeze, a rainstorm, a shooting star, and each of those things can be explained. But is there an explanation for the whole universe?
Big Thinkers and Big Ideas: An Introduction to Eastern and Western Philosophy for Kids