Think About It! Philosophy for Kids
Key Ideas Clearly Explained
by Alex Woolf
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 07 Jun 2021
From a young age, children are often fascinated by huge questions about morality, human nature, and the universe. Beautifully illustrated in full-color, this fascinating book harnesses their natural curiosity, while providing them with all the tools that they need to make sense of some of life's big questions.
Think About It! Philosophy for Kids includes the ideas of many iconic philosophers, including Plato, Descartes, Alan Turing, Thomas Hobbes and David Humes. Each double-page spread tackles an array of quandaries from an accessible, child-friendly point of view, including:
• What makes something true?
• Can a machine think?
• What makes someone good or bad?
• Do I have free will?
These issues are considered from different points of view, featuring useful thought experiments. A wonderfully mind-expanding read for children aged 8+.
Average rating from 11 members
A great introduction to many philosophical concepts. From the innermost personal (What does it mean to have a sense of self?) to society (How should a government be run?) to the largest we can go (How big is space, and does time even exist?), this book poses a multitude of questions, along with what famous philosophers have concluded over the years, while still letting readers think about and determine their own answers. This would be a good book for any teacher who wants to introduce their students to large, open-ended questions that really require critical thinking.
A brilliant resource for classroom or sociable home. Loads of stimulating questions to prompt discussion with kids of all ages. A brilliant and much needed book. Will definitely be purchasing a copy.
Great, thought provoking questions for the involved family, curious kid, or even classroom teacher. The book takes you through explanations of philosophy, pitched at a child appropriate level, and includes questions to ponder or discuss. My kids loved it! Thanks to NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.