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Big ideas for curious minds : an introduction to philosophy.

Author: School of Life (Business enterprise),
Publisher: London : The School of Life Press, 2019. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: School of Life (Business enterprise),
ISBN: 9781999747145 1999747143
OCLC Number: 1122698306
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: Ages 9-13.
Description: 147 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Know yourself with Socrates --
Learn to say what's on your mind with Ludwig Wittgenstein --
It's hard to know what we really want with Simone de Beauvoir --
When someone is angry, maybe it's not you who is responsible with Ibn Sina --
People are unhappy, not mean with Zera Yacob --
Don't expect too much with Seneca --
Maybe you are just tired with Matsuo Basho --
What is normal isn't normal with Albert Camus --
No one knows with René 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 with Friedrich Nietzsche --
Weakness ofstrength theory with Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Kintsugi with Buddha --
The need to teach rather than nag with Immanuel Kant --
The mind-body problem with Jean-Paul Sartre --
Why you feel lonely with Michel de Montaigne --
The meaning of life with Aristotle Why we hate cheap things with Mary Wollstonecraft --
The news doesn't always tell the whole story with Jacques Derrida --
Art is advertising for what we really need with Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel --
Why do some people get paid more than others? with Adam Smith --
What's fair? with John Rawls --
Shyness: how to overcome it with Maimonides --
Why grown-up life is hard with Philosophy.

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