Philosophy isn't something usually introduced until high school - or later. This little book (8"x 6") takes an approach that would allow you to introduce some of the great thinkers to your middle-school student. Each colorful, two-page spread introduces a philosopher, gives facts about them, and has thought-provoking questions to make you think. Learn the definition of "philosophy" and get to know philosophers and philosophies throughout time. Meet Thales of Miletus, Socrates, and Aristotle of ancient times and continue up through contemporary philosophers like Karl Popper, Thomas Kuhn, and the Zombie Philosophy of David Chalmers. Throughout the book you'll find "something to ponder" and an occasional "philosophy workout" to really put your brain to work. I have always been intrigued by philosophers; this book puts it all in a nutshell for easier pondering. 112 pgs, hc. ~ Donna
Fifty fun, simple, and entertaining ways to improve your understanding of philosophy--for kids of all ages.
Inside this philosophy-stuffed book are 50 fact-tastic ways to advance your thinking skills, so you'll never be scratching your head in bemusement ever again. Featuring the key philosophic principles of every philosopher you've heard of (and some you haven't), from prominent ancient Greek thinkers such as Aristotle and Socrates to modern-day thinkers such as Bertrand Russell and Thomas Kuhn, this book is stuffed to the gills with amazing facts, tricks, and stats to help you discover everything you need to know about what philosophy is, in a way you'll never forget. Packed with colorful illustrations and handy diagrams, it will enable readers to learn (and understand!) the key principles and concepts from the world's greatest thinkers and minds, as well as amazing techniques to make one's brain work smarter.