Product Description Explore deep questions and practice big thinking―with philosophy for kids Have your kids ever asked you about things like whether or not what we see is real? Or why some actions are considered good, and some are bad? If they have, then they might be on their way to becoming a philosopher. Big Thinkers and Big Ideas is a book about philosophy for kids ages 8 to 12 that will teach them about the concepts and people that are important in philosophy, so they can start exercising their mind and looking at the world with new eyes. With this philosophy for kids book, they’ll learn about different kinds of philosophy from all over the world and philosophers like Socrates, Pythagoras, Ayn Rand, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Help them practice thinking deeply and come up with their own solutions to complex problems. Dive into philosophy for kids with: The big four―Read about the four main branches of philosophy: metaphysics (reality), epistemology (knowledge), logic (critical thinking), and ethics (values). What do you think?―The questions inside will encourage kids to build better arguments and talk to their friends and family about meaningful topics. Just the first step―If philosophy for kids is interesting for your child, this book is a great primer for more advanced philosophy books. Inspire kids to think differently with the perfect introduction to philosophy. Review “We need more philosophers in the world, now more than ever! This accessible and entertaining book is a wonderful way to start them young. It is sure to engage the curiosity and imagination of children and inspire them to pursue the most important questions about themselves, their lives, and the world around them.” ― Steven Nadler, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin-Madison “Dr. Kaye has written an engaging book that combines thoughtful philosophical questions on a wide range of topics with brief profiles of philosophers from ancient times to the present. Young and old will enjoy exploring the wide range of ideas presented in this colorful and informative book.” ―Wendy C. Turgeon, author of Philosophical Adventures with Fairy Tales “Big Thinkers and Big Ideas is a great way to introduce children to philosophy. Clearly written and lusciously illustrated, this book integrates Western and non-Western answers to the big questions that have puzzled philosophers through the ages. The exercises at the end of each section will stimulate great discussions among children and their caregivers.” ―Thomas E. Wartenberg, senior research fellow in Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College “Building on the success of Philosophy for Teens: Questioning Life's Big Ideas, Dr. Sharon Kaye's new book, Big Thinkers and Big Ideas: an Introduction to Eastern and Western Philosophy for Kids, artfully engages children in interrogating life's big questions. With a tone that is both accessible and hopeful, Kaye encourages youth to contemplate what is real, truthful, just, and good―and to make impactful decisions for their own lives and the world in accordance with their uniquely discerned values. As a mom, educator, and scholar of community-engaged teaching, research, and service, I highly recommend this book as a vehicle for educating the next generation of individuals whose ideas and ideals will shape the future of our local and global society.” ―Jennifer Merritt, MBA, PhD, Director of Community-based Learning, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University About the Author Sharon Kaye, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. She publishes articles, textbooks, and philosophical novels while directing her own Philosophy for Kids program.