9781118545119

A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature

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  • ISBN13:

    9781118545119

  • ISBN10:

    1118545117

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: eBook
  • Copyright: 2013-04-22
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Taking Picture Books Seriously: What can we learn about philosophy through children's books?

This warm and charming volume casts a spell on adult readers as it unveils the surprisingly profound philosophical wisdom contained in children's picture books, from Dr Seuss's Sneetches to William Steig's Shrek!. With a light touch and good humor, Wartenberg discusses the philosophical ideas in these classic stories, and provides parents with a practical starting point for discussing philosophical issues with their children. Accessible and multi-layered, it answers questions like, Is it okay for adults to deceive kids? What's the difference between saying the Mona Lisa is a great painting and vanilla is your favorite flavor? Each chapter includes illustrations commissioned especially for this book.

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