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Big Thinkers and Big Ideas

An Introduction to Eastern and Western Philosophers for Kids

Published by Rockridge Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

An introduction to 25 major philosophers for kids ages 8 to 12

Learning about philosophy encourages kids to ponder big ideas and ask deep questions about the world around them. This book introduces kids to 25 major Eastern and Western philosophers with easy-to-understand explanations of their most well-known ideas.

What sets this book about philosophy for kids apart:
  • An introduction to philosophy—Kids will learn more about what a philosopher is, what kind of questions they ask, and the history of Eastern and Western philosophy.
  • Thinkers throughout time—This book covers ancient philosophers like Socrates and Confucius, medieval philosophers like Averroes and Hildegard of Bingen, and modern philosophers like Simone de Beauvoir and Mohandas Gandhi.
  • Thought-provoking questions—Get kids thinking with philosophical questions that help them consider opposing ideas, develop strong arguments, and strengthen their communication skills.

Pick up this kid-friendly choice in philosophy books and inspire the budding philosopher in your life.

About The Author

Sharon Kaye, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She publishes articles, textbooks, and philosophical novels while directing her own Philosophy for Kids program.

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