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Youngsters are nice at asking the massive questions: the place did I come from? Why does the realm exist? what's genuine? motivate your child's interest with DK's Children's publication of Philosophy, a kid-friendly guide to a couple of life's greatest questions - simply because it's by no means too early to begin considering thinking.
The Children's ebook of Philosophy lays out philosophical questions with attractive images which are enjoyable and straightforward for children to procedure. We've incorporated biographical info, timelines, and conceptual considering, all with inviting photographs. youngsters research that their questions are very important and feature been reflected via recognized philosophers for years. The content material is aimed toward the categorical questions of 21st-century children, so the data is correct and engaging.
Delve into the minds of the world's most renowned philosophers and notice the solutions to the world's massive questions - the proper advent to philosophy for more youthful readers.
From Socrates and Aristotle to Kant and Confucius, meet the thinkers and theories which formed our international. locate solutions to life's enormous questions resembling 'Who am I?' or 'Should I ever inform a lie?' and what philosophy is.
How have you learnt no matter if you're wide awake or dreaming? Is the realm genuine? Why will we desire principles? advanced themes are explored within the Children's booklet of Philosophy, inspiring you to consider the philosophical theories and ideas for your self with either conflicting and complimentary viewpoints to motivate you to join the subsequent iteration of thinkers. Meet the most important philosophers all through historical past and internationally that modified the way in which we are living today.
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