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Dialogues with Children
by Gareth Matthews
foreword by Robert Coles
Harvard University Press, 1984
Paper: 978-0-674-20284-9 | Cloth: 978-0-674-20282-5
Library of Congress Classification B105.C45M36 1984
Dewey Decimal Classification 108.80544

Every 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 engaging book has profound implications for education and for our understating 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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