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by Thomas E. Wartenberg

  • ISBN: 0470656832
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (April 29, 2013)
  • Pages: 174 pages
  • FB2 size: 1780 kb
  • EPUB size: 1983 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 962
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Thomas E. Wartenberg.

Thomas E. 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

Start by marking A Sneetch Is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries . It helps that, having an 8 year old daughter who loves her bedtime stories, I am familiar with most of the books referred to in Wartenberg's masterpiece

Start by marking A Sneetch Is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries: Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. It helps that, having an 8 year old daughter who loves her bedtime stories, I am familiar with most of the books referred to in Wartenberg's masterpiece.

Filled with humor and keen insights, A Sneetch is a Sneetchand other Philosophical Discoveries is essential reading foranyone with an interest in philosophy or children's literature -and by anyone, I mean anyone - from the mom or dad looking forsomething interesting to read to their toddler, to writers of everyilk, and yes, even full fledge, academically inclined philosophers.

by Thomas E. 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. Wartenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College, US. Wartenberg is Professor of Philosophy at Mount Holyoke College, USA. He founded the Teaching Children Philosophy program, which won the 2011 APA/PDC Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs. org, receives tens of thousands of visits monthly. 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!.

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

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By: Wartenberg, Thomas E. Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley, 2013Description: 1 online . The important book: is a leopard without its spots still a leopard? - - Shrek!: could a dead skunk smell good?

By: Wartenberg, Thomas E. Material type: BookPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley, 2013Description: 1 online resource. Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118545201; 1118545206; 9781118545119; 1118545117; 9781118545065; 1118545060; 9781118545140; 1118545141. The important book: is a leopard without its spots still a leopard? - - Shrek!: could a dead skunk smell good?

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

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


Reviews about A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries: Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature (4):
I'm a Russian Occupant
“Wisdom begins in Wonder”, states our old friend Socrates – a claim that Professor Wartenberg so expertly and light-heartedly illustrates in “A Sneetch is a Sneetch”. Through thoughtful dissection of some of our best-loved children’s books, Wartenberg selects the philosophical elements living within and shows how they can be used to cultivate intriguing discussions with children which serve to enhance their natural tendency to “wonder about things”.

Throughout the pages of “A Sneetch is a Sneetch”, we find, for instance, snippets of metaphysics in “Harold and the Purple Crayon”, or principles of ethics existing in “The Giving Tree”. At the end of each chapter, Professor Wartenberg graciously provides direction on opening up discussions of the various philosophical ideas with children.

This is a delightful, thought-provoking read which serves as a wonderful resource for those interested in encouraging children to further investigate the things they naturally wonder about. What better way to introduce philosophical ideas than through the books kids love! Wisdom begins in Wonder, indeed!
Shadowredeemer
I developed a course around this topic BECAUSE I had this book. However, it is not as good as it could be for novice philosophy students. I would like better connections to the children's books with more information on the philosophers that tackled the specific project that the children's book highlights.
Zulkishicage
As an individual with a deep interest in philosophy, I have usually been disappointed in philosophy books aimed at the general public (with the notable exception of Sophie's World). The authors usually paraphrase an introductory college course and the result is usually an inapplicable, uninteresting and often excessively verbose text. A Sneetch is a Sneetch is a wonderful exception to this trend. In 16 chapters, using 16 different children's picture books (some classics), all of the important modern and classical philosophical questions are covered using the stories as 'real life' applications. As such, the book is not only a valuable source to teach philosophy to adults, but also provides an intelligent way to read these books with children.

I was throughly delighted with the book. It clarified concepts such as deconstruction and ordinary language philosophy, and provided a nice review of multiple fields including existentialism, philosophy of language, ethics, and epistemology.

Although one does not have to buy the children's books to read A Sneetch is a Sneetch (Professor Wartenberg provides a short overview of the story in each chapter), I recommend that you do. It brings the questions into life and you can subsequently read the book with your children, if applicable.

This was a great work and I truely hope it receives a wide readership.
Hellmaster
Have often said I should write a thesis on "The Sneetches" and thought perhaps this would be it! But it is way too deep to enjoy, and mostly about other Seuss works, less about the Sneetches. Save this one for Philosophy class!

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