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Q Is for Question: An ABC of Philosophy

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Guides you on a journey inside your own mind and heart. This work explores topics such as existence, free will, happiness and more.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published May 1st 2009 by John Hunt Publishing (first published April 25th 2009)
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Nov 08, 2009 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance rated it liked it
Shelves: children
The philosophy section of my primary school library is empty; I can see a real need for a book like this. The author uses the alphabet book format to talk briefly yet intriguingly about ideas that philosophers discuss. The text is a nice mix of thoughtful comments and clever questions. The illustrations give the book a homemade look, but it helps the approachability of the book. Philosophy can be a daunting subject, but this book is a great introduction to it for young students.

A bite:
“Free Will
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Alexandria
Apr 20, 2015 Alexandria rated it it was amazing
I can't wait to get a copy of this for my own library. It's a great book for very small children, giving a voice to questions or uncertainties they often hint around at but can rarely put words to.

After working with children for a length of time, I've heard questions like those posed in this book, and I wish I'd had this book at the time. Is there a God? How do you see God? What is the point of life? What is my mind? My soul? What am I?

Simplistic? Yes, but philosophy can confound even the eldest
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Miri
Jul 01, 2016 Miri rated it really liked it
I really, really like this introduction to philosophy for kids. And I really like that the child in the illustrations is a girl. Wearing green, and jeans.

B is for Beauty
To say something's "beautiful"—
What do we mean?
Is "beauty" an opinion?
Can it be unseen?

K is for Knowledge
How do you know
the things you know?
Is direct experience
the best way to grow?
And can we call knowledge,
a thought that's untrue?
(Can you know the sky's green
or that grass is blue?)


Y is for You
As you grow from day to day,
what pa
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Benjamin Mitchell
Mar 05, 2015 Benjamin Mitchell rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childhood
It's important to teach your children about solipsism before they have developed the theory of mind.
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