Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy

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Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy

Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy

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Not only captivating, but also insightful… digs deep into many themes; family dynamics, forgiveness, grace, legacy, hope…” – Jen Moff Beautiful illustrations by Anna Doherty depict two characters traversing the history of the world, bringing it vibrantly to life. self-knowledge. You can’t be productive as a creator if you’re not paying attention to your own behavior and cultivating the unique wonder in this universe that is you.”

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A brilliant introduction into Philosophy for anyone. If you're a young child you can start to explore the ideas you already have with more understanding and context.

Confessions of a Public Speaker

Annoy me with praise! It made me think about how many times I'd seen or read things that mattered to me, yet how rarely I had offered any praise. The book is a series of distinct short essays, a format which was new to me, and the reason why it flowed so well. Without prompting, they ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness and the meaning of it all. Yet too often this inborn curiosity is not developed and, with age, the questions fall away. As a rule, if you insist on speaking your mind, you will inevitably find yourself somewhere where everyone hates you.” Through enlightening stories and thought-provoking activities, it introduces young readers to the wisdom of philosophers from around the world.

Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy Big Ideas for Curious Minds: An Introduction to Philosophy

Here, the theoretical is mixed with the everyday, as when the book explains wise and unwise responses in terms of the challenge of a friend not being nice. Such clarity makes applying the book’s conclusions a natural next step. There are spaces for responses and self-reflection throughout, with activities like listing things you’d like to learn more about, comparing examples of nagging versus teaching, and thinking of creative solutions for broken objects.

The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com & the Future of Work

Makes history fascinating and relevant to children and renders complicated material accessible to a younger audience without condescension. The tagline of big ideas is spot on, though the fact that this can easily be read on his blog detracts from its value-add somewhat. The notes at the end are a nice read though, to see the behind the scenes work of the essays. However, the only thing he explains in this volume is how he is smarter than everyone else. The first few essays are cute; the style is a little refreshing. The second few essays start to be irritating; this guy really thinks he is brilliant. By the 10th essay, I was bored - with only 20 more to read.



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