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Big ideas for curious minds : an introduction to philosophy.

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  • 1 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler j100 BIG (Text) 34044000991719 Juvenile Nonfiction In process -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield J 100 Big (Text) 31208913145985 children new book Checked out 11/25/2019
Princeton PL - Princeton J 100 Sch (Text) 30890000733343 New Youth materials Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781999747145
  • ISBN: 1999747143
  • Physical Description: 147 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: London : The School of Life Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Know Yourself with Socrates -- Learn to Say What's on Your Mind / Ludwig Wittgenstein -- It's Hard to Know What We Really Want / Simone de Beauvoir -- When Someone Is Angry, Maybe It's Not You Who Is Responsible / Ibn Sina -- People Are Unhappy, Not Mean / Zera Yacob -- Don't Expect Too Much with Seneca -- Maybe You Are Just Tired / Matsuo Basho -- What Is Normal Isn't Normal / Albert Camus -- No One Knows... / Rene Descartes -- Politeness Matters with Confucius -- Why We Procrastinate with Hypatia of Alexandria -- Why It's Hard to Know What You Want to Do with Your Life with Jean-Jacques Rousseau -- Good Things Are (Unexpectedly) Hard / Friedrich Nietzsche -- Weakness of Strength Theory / Ralph Waldo Emerson -- Kintsugi with Buddha -- The Need to Teach Rather than Nag / Immanuel Kant -- The Mind-Body Problem / Jean-Paul Sartre -- Why You Feel Lonely with Michel de Montaigne -- The Meaning of Life with Aristotle
Why We Hate Cheap Things / Mary Wollstonecraft -- The News Doesn't Always Tell The Whole Story / Jacques Derrida -- Art Is Advertising for What We Really Need / Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel -- Why Do Some People Get Paid More than Others? / Adam Smith -- What's Fair? / John Rawls -- Shyness: How to Overcome It with Maimonides -- Why Grown-up Life Is Hard with... Philosophy.
Summary, etc.:
Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Without prompting, they ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of it all. Yet too often this inborn curiosity is not developed and, with age, the questions fall away. This is a book designed to harness children's spontaneous philosophical instinct and to develop it through introductions to some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas of history. The book takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras - and shows us how their ideas continue to matter. The book functions as an ideal introduction to philosophy, as well as a charming way to open up conversations between adults and children about the biggest questions we all face.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 9-13.
Subject: Philosophy > Juvenile literature.
Philosophers > Juvenile literature.

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