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Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas

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What is love? Is lying always wrong? Is beauty a matter of fact, or a matter of taste? What is discrimination?

The answers to these questions, and more, are examined in Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, an in-depth, teenager-friendly look at the philosophy behind everyday issues. The authors examine some of life's biggest topics, such as: lying, cheating,
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Published September 1st 2006 by Sourcebooks, Incorporated
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Robert E
The book I am currently reading is Philosophy For Teens, by Sharon M.Kaye and Paul Thomson. This is an amazing fiction book that is primarily full of the opinions of philosophers. This book does exactly what it says and "Questions life's big ideas". The book is broken up into different topics/sections such as love,health,truth, and the importance of life. This book first gives a example of a made up conversation that brings up the topic to come,then moves on to modern opinions of the topic and q ...more
Patrice Sartor
This book takes some weighty questions, and explores them in an accessible and approachable way, while simultaneously introducing a number of famous philosophers. A teacher’s guide is included in the front of the book. Philosophy for Teens is structured into four parts: Beauty, Truth, Justice and God. Each of these parts has 2-4 chapters that are presented in the form of a question. For example, a chapter in the last (God) section is entitled “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?”Each questi ...more
Peter Worley
Great resource for teenagers (as the title suggests). I find that they respond really well to the dialogues and the little bit of drama they have to do to read them. The only problem with these books - though it's quite a significant one - is that they don't contain a method for how to conduct philosophical conversations, so, for those not already skilled at doing this, the books could be quite hard to use. However, this can be remedied by getting hold of a resource that does contain such a meth ...more
Sara
This is... only sortof a book that kids can read without getting bored. Kind of textbook-y.
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