Q is for Question

Q is for Question

An ABC of Philosophy

Q is for Question by Tiffany Poirier is an illustrated non-fiction philosophy book to guide 8-11 year old children to discover, debate and articulate thought-provoking, open-ended questions about existence, free will, happiness and more.


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Are you searching for answers? Could you be a philosopher? Q is for Question is a marvelous resource for those interested in leading philosophical discussions with children. Presenting a wide range of philosophical issues in charming and witty rhymes, it is sure to delight children and their elders as well as spark debates about the most elemental matters. Tiffany Poirier is to be congratulated for her wonderful achievement! Thomas E. Wartenberg, Ph.D, Professor of Philosophy Mount Holyoke College. Author of Existentialism: A Beginner s Guide

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Q is for Question is a marvelous resource for those interested in leading philosophical discussions with children. Presenting a wide range of philosophical issues in charming and witty rhymes, it is sure to delight children and their elders as well as spark debates about the most elemental matters. Tiffany Poirier is to be congratulated for her wonderful achievement! ~ Thomas Wartenberg Ph.D, Professor of Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College and author of Existentialism: A Beginner’s Guide, The Nature of Art: An Anthology, and Philosophy of Film: Introductory Text and Readings

“Q is for Question” is the perfect title for this delightfully illustrated volume of philosophy in verse. It captures, in language that speaks to all ages, some of the most profound questions that have troubled philosophers for centuries. Does might make right? If pursuing happiness in not our purpose on Earth, what is? If God called you on the phone, what would you say? Do animals have rights? Is beauty merely a matter of opinion or is it objective fact? In her author’s note, Tiffany Poirier writes that “philosophy belongs to us all.” If this small volume helps to spread that message (i.e., that through philosophy, youngsters can be inspired to reflect on serious existential questions that shout out to them from their experience but which are too often ignored) our world, as a result, will be a better, more hopeful, place. ~ Dr. Susan T. Gardner, Professor of Philosophy, Capilano University, Director of the Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children

I have tried to explain philosophy to young children in the past without much success. "Q is for Question" would succeed where I have failed. I think that philosophy is best conceived of as a set of perennial questions and this book does an excellent job of introducing young readers to many of the most important of these questions. It is accessible but, at the same time, gives an accurate picture of the discipline of philosophy. I gave the manuscipt to my eight year old daughter. I asked her how she liked it and she gave it four stars (on a four star scale). When I asked her what she liked about it, she said that she liked answering the questions (raised in the book) in her head. ~ James O. Young, Ph.D, Philosophy Department Chair, University of Victoria and author of Global Anti-realism, Art and Knowledge and Cultural Appropriation and the Arts

A charming little book for the philosopher that's inside every child. ~ Angus Tayor, Ph.D, Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria, and author of Animals and Ethics

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tiffany Poirier
Tiffany Poirier Tiffany Poirier lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she shares her passion for philosophy as an elementary teacher in gifted educati...
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