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Dialogues with Children

Dialogues with Children

Gareth Matthews

ISBN 9780674202849

Publication date: 12/01/1992

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.


  • Gareth B. Matthews is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Book Details

  • 121 pages
  • 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press
  • Foreword by Robert Coles

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