The Philosopher's Child

June 1998
248 pages
22.8x15.2 in
ISBN: 9781580460217
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
University of Rochester Press

The Philosopher's Child

Critical Perspectives in the Western Tradition

Edited by Susan M. Turner, Gareth B. Matthews

A collection of essays examining how philosophers in the Western tradition have viewed and written about children through the ages.
The Philospoher's Child is an edited collection of 9 contemporary essays (7 new works, 2 revised from previously published work), each of which examines the views of a different philosopher (Socrates, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Mill, Wittgenstein, Rawls, and Firestone) on the topic of children. Each of the contributors to this groundbreaking volume is a specialist in the area of the philosopher he or she considers and offers to the reader both the opportunity to review the thoughts of these important thinkers on a subject that is fast becoming an issue of great urgency and the chance to those thoughts in a critical context.

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Table of Contents

Aristotle's Children - Deryl Tress
Stoic Children - Lawrence C. Becker
Immanuel Kant's Children - Arnulf Zweig
Shulamith Firestone's Children - Laura Purdy


Anyone with a serious interest in understanding children...will be grateful for the appearance of this volume. INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHICAL QUARTERLY