and Ph. The book has three sections—the first, on picturebooks; the second, on chapter books; and the third, on two sets of paired readings of two very popular picturebooks. Children's literature is an especially important part of culture, because of the formative role it plays in shaping the souls of future adults. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Understand the impact of Childrens literature on Kids. As co-director of consultancy Dialogueworks she has worked as an integrity consultant and philosophy with children senior trainer with children and adults in schools, businesses, and universities for over 20 years. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Her research interests center on the theme of philanthropy in British and American Modernism, and she has published articles on philanthropy in the works of Virginia Woolf and Edith Wharton. His book, Layers in Husserl’s Phenomenology: On Meaning and Intersubjectivity. There's a problem loading this menu right now. How does children’s literature work by means of philosophical puzzles or language games? Her research interests include 20th Century European philosophy, and the intersections of philosophy and literature, in particular. Philosophy for Kids: 40 Fun Questions That Help You Wonder about Everything! It lives up to its promise to offer both children's literature scholars and philosophers new ways of thinking about familiar texts. Trained under Professor Matthew Lipman, she pioneered the use of picturebooks for the teaching of philosophy and helped to set up the professional development courses in philosophy with children in Britain and SA. There's a problem loading this menu right now. is associate professor of religious studies and Fred Krinsky Chair of Jewish Studies at Pomona College. Unable to add item to List. Schiller's recent publication in. With continental philosophy in the background, the philosophical world of these books is opened up for those who want to find more out of what we read to our children and grandchildren, and what they read to themselves. Her work on Bataille’s concept of nonknowledge and its relation to mysticism will be featured in a forthcoming volume (from Inter-Disciplinary Press) on spirituality and the 21st century. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Please try again. The philosophical and moral language of these short works of fiction is taken seriously through philosophical essays by multiple contributors. Plato Pig Finds a Ring, What Should Danny Do? I cannot believe you call this philosophy. This book allows philosophers, literary theorists, and education specialists to come together to offer a series of readings on works of children’s literature. Philosophy in Children's Literature is a nostalgic revisit of childhood favorites combined with a readable, introspective examination of the relationship between children's literature and philosophy. is assistant professor of philosophy at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. She studied library science in Amsterdam, philosophy at the University of Leiden (NL), University of London (MA), and completed her Ph.D. in philosophy with children in 1997. I would like to reccommend this scholary work for all who are interested in understanding the impact that children's literature can have on youngsters. (Davies Group Publishers, 2009), the first full length philosophical study of Sylvia Plath’s poetry. In 2009, she created a philosophy outreach program called Philosophy Across the Ages, which brings together undergraduate philosophy students with local high school students and retirement community members for seminar-style discussions of accessible and exciting philosophical texts. It begins by introducing key issues involved in the study of children's literature and its social, cultural and literary contexts. This book supports the premise that children are, by nature, philosophers, and that philosophy has meaning for humans of all ages. Many of the earliest and most compelling examples of written language incorporate devises such as those that appear in children's' stories i.e. . She currently teaches in the English Department at Providence College. Each of their readings is focused on pairing a particular, popular picture book or a chapter book with philosophical texts or themes. The Story of Alexander Hamilton: A Biography Book for New Readers (The Story Of: A ... Life Cycles: Everything from Start to Finish. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. was published in 2009. Please try again. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. (The Power to Choose Series), The Do-Over Day: a children's book about surviving the worst day ever. In many ways, this volume owes less to the tradition of Matthew Lipman and Gareth Matthews than to the field of literary criticism. The pictures catches my 4 year old daughter's attention quickly, then I read and attempt to explain. Bible, Aesopica. Something went wrong. These essays are written very accessibly, for an audience who is unfamiliar with academic philosophy and they are written with a conviction that shows the real value in focusing on children’s literature with a philosophical lens. His teaching and research focus on ethics and agency. Sources ... A bibliography of bibliographies and other information sources written for both laypeople and professionals. She is the author of over forty books for young readers, most recently, is visiting professor at the University of Wales in Newport (UK) and senior lecturer in philosophy of education at the School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. There was a problem loading your book clubs. He teaches literature at the University of Alabama, where he specializes in Anglophone modernism and postmodernism, critical theory, and children’s literature. These essays are written very accessibly, for an audience who is unfamiliar with academic philosophy and they are written with a conviction that shows the real value in focusing on children’s literature with a philosophical lens. For the 2020 holiday season, returnable items shipped between October 1 and December 31 can be returned until January 31, 2021. Her publications have addressed topics in philosophy of art, feminist philosophy, and ethics. is associate professor of philosophy at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. is scheduled for publication in Portugal in Fall 2011. received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. Comparative Religion: Investigate the World Through Religious Tradition (Inquire an... Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy. Educational yet interactive and fun, this book has parents, teachers and kids raving and wanting to read more! I would like to reccommend this scholary work for all who are interested in understanding the impact that children's literature can have on youngsters. has been added to your Cart. She enjoys children’s literature, kayaking, and hanging out with her dog. It follows the style typical from DK, with lots of information and side bars packed onto each page. teaches in the philosophy department at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick Maine. My tween likes placing her pro or con arguments on power-point slides using the book's references, examples, and explanations. D. in English from the Pennsylvania State University. In this age of decling appreciation for ethical behavior and moral principles it is worthwhile to see how well written stories can impact children. Editor Costello (Providence College) brings together an excellent sequence of examinations of the philosophical ideas in various children's literature. She has published extensively on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and has also written on Derrida, Rosenzweig, Plato, Shakespeare, and J.K. Rowling. Scholars of children's literature will be introduced to applications of philosophy to this field not usually found in its journals (though the linguistic and gender approaches will be familiar); philosophy students will be exposed to the richness of children's texts as vehicles for understanding those philosophies. In a series of sustained readings of short fiction for children, from picture books for the very young to books with chapters for adolescents, this volume takes a radical theoretical approach which yields many original insights. The influence of nonsensical and often violent video games can pull down the moral fibre of the next generation. Download books for free. Does this book contain inappropriate content? Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, + $15.98 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Canada. Bible, Aesopica. The organization allows for casual browsing as well as focused research. Each of their readings is focused on pairing a particular, popular picture book or a chapter book with philosophical texts or themes.