Dialogues with Children
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Dialogues with Children by Gareth B. Matthews
Book DescriptionEvery week for a year, a professional philosopher and eight children at a school in Edinburgh met to craft stories reflecting philosophical problems. The philosopher, Gareth B. Matthews, believes that children are far more able and eager to think abstractly than adults generally recognize. This book has considerable implications for education and for our understanding of the range of relationships between adults and children. With the example of these dialogues, Matthews invites parents, teachers, and all adults to be open to those moments when they can share with children the pleasures of joint philosophical discovery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674202849
(210mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gareth B. Matthews
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Augustine, Hardback (December 2004)
A survey that takes readers on a thought-provoking tour through the life and work of Augustine. It explores fresh insights into one of antiquity's most important philosophers. It includes such topics as: skepticism, language acquisition, mind-body dualism, philosophical dream problems, and Augustine's standing as a 'Socratic philosopher'.
Socratic Perplexity, Paperback (October 2003)
Gareth Matthews suggests that we can better understand the nature of philosophical inquiry if we recognise the central role played by perplexity. Matthews examines the intriguing shifts in Plato's attitude to perplexity and suggests that these may represent a course of philosophical development that philosophers follow even today.
Augustine: On the Trinity Books 8-15, Hardback (July 2002)» View all books by Gareth B. Matthews
A new edition of Augustine's influential philosophical and theological treatise.
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Author Biography - Gareth B. Matthews
Gareth B. Matthews is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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