Author: David A. White, Ph.D.
Product Code: 085
ISBN: 9781593630089
Pages: 200
Availability: In stock.

In this book, the follow-up to the best-selling Philosophy for Kids, Dr. David White delves deeper into the philosophical questions kids (and adults) care about deeply. Through vibrant discussions and debate, the book offers ways teachers can help students grapple with age-old questions about the nature of friendship (Aristotle), time (Augustine), knowledge (Plato), existence of God (Aquinas), perception (Berkeley), freedom and society (Rousseau), and many more.

The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 presents primary source readings that will encourage discussion and debate; Part 2 offers easy-to-use activities that focus on the direct application of philosophy to areas such as critical thinking, language, and the arts; and Part 3 offers a unique perspective just for teachers—a philosophical look at how teachers can become more reflective philosophers themselves. This is an excellent teachers’ handbook for using advanced philosophy in the classroom.

Grades 7–12


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Review by: Rebecca Pickens, home | school | life magazine - March 10, 2016
White, a professor of philosophy with loads of teaching experience, breathes life into the ideas of some of history's greatest thinkers. If you are already familiar with White's popular work, Philosophy for Kids, you'll notice the format in The Examined Life differs dramatically. This is a teacher's guide. It is written for educators and is not intended to be used by students independently. Prior experience with Philosophy for Kids, while complementary, is certainly not necessary… The Examined Life is a unique resource designed to develop students' critical thinking. The lessons it contains are likely to ignite curiosity and lead to lively discussions in your homeschool. I can't wait to get started on this with my son!
Review: Davidson Institute for the Gifted - January 1, 2006
Author Dr. David White has provided teachers an engaging way to help students work through many philosophical theories and questions. The Examined Life: Advanced Philosophy for Kids, is divided into three sections which focus on readings that will encourage classroom debate, activities that apply philosophical theories to critical thinking, language and the arts, and suggestions on how teachers can become more reflective philosophers themselves.

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