Thinking Through Stories: Children, Philosophy, and Picture Books
A Zoom Presentation by Tom Wartenberg
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 7 pm
Can picture books be more than a means of getting children to sleep? Tom Wartenberg thinks so.
In his new book, Thinking Through Stories: Children, Philosophy, and Picture Books, Wartenberg describes how picture books are a great way to get children thinking about the central issues in Western philosophy, such as: How do I know that I’m not dreaming now? Is it morally acceptable to deceive someone by telling them a white lie? What is the best way for a person to be happy?
Wartenberg, who has been working with elementary-school children for more than twenty years, will explain why he is such a champion of children’s picture books and why he thinks that it's important for children to be introduced to philosophy from an early age.
Followed by a Q & A.
Register for the Zoom link.
Sliding scale admission $5-25
Tom Wartenberg is a professor emeritus of philosophy at Mount Holyoke and a member of the UMass graduate faculty. He lives in Northampton.
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