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By Thomas E. Wartenberg

ISBN-10: 0470656786

ISBN-13: 9780470656785

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ISBN-13: 9780470656839

Taking photograph Books heavily: What do we find out about philosophy via kid's books?

This hot and captivating quantity casts a spell on grownup readers because it unveils the unusually profound philosophical knowledge contained in kid's photograph books, from Dr Seuss's Sneetches to William Steig's Shrek!. With a gentle contact and solid humor, Wartenberg discusses the philosophical principles in those vintage tales, and offers mom and dad with a realistic place to begin for discussing philosophical concerns with their young children. obtainable and multi-layered, it solutions questions like, Is it ok for adults to mislead teenagers? what is the distinction among asserting the Mona Lisa is a smart portray and vanilla is your favourite taste? every one bankruptcy comprises illustrations commissioned particularly for this e-book

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Facing a difficult, if not impossible, request, the King asks his trusted counselors for advice. Do experts really know more? First up is the Lord High Chamberlain. After reciting a list of everything he has previously done for the King – including obtaining ivory and pink elephants – he replies that he can’t get the moon. The moon, he says, is 35,000 miles away, bigger than Lenore’s room, and made of molten copper. The King is furious. He dismisses the Lord High Chamberlain and calls for the Royal Wizard.

Every time that Sal suggests that they imagine themselves to be a different stationary object, Frankie moves because he imagines something bad happening to him while he’s pretending to be that unmoving object. And once he moves, it’s clear that he is no longer doing nothing. After a brief bout of frustration with Frankie, Sal claims he’s made an important discovery: You can’t do nothing. Each time he and Frankie tried to do nothing, they failed not because of some fault of their own or because they didn’t try hard enough.

Of course, such oddities are responsible for a great deal of our amusement in reading Shrek! But what makes us find them so odd? ’’ This sentence has two distinct aspects to it. The obvious one is that it expresses your negative evaluation of something. When you say that something stinks, you are expressing your revulsion, a very strong negative reaction to it. ’’ conveys an important, additional piece of information about your revulsion, namely, that it is the object’s smell that revolts you. This component of the sentence is descriptive, for it tells you something about the world and not just about your feelings.

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A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries: Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature by Thomas E. Wartenberg

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