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Winner of the ForeWord Review 2012 Philosophy Book of the Year Award
Winner of the New England Book Festival 2012 Compilations/Anthologies Category Award.
Winner of the Education Resources 2013 Educational Book Award.
Imagine a one-stop shop stacked to the rafters with everything you could ever want to tap into young people’s natural curiosity and get them thinking deeply. Well, this is it! Edited by professional philosopher Peter Worley from The Philosophy Foundation, this is packed with ideas, stimuli, thought experiments, activities, short stories, pictures, and questions to get young people thinking philosophically.
Primarily aimed at teachers to use as a stimuli for philosophical enquiries in the classroom to get them thinking from the off, it can also be used by parents for some great family thinking or anyone fed up of being told what to think (or urged not to think) and who wants a real neurological workout.
Contributors include: A.C. Grayling, Peter Adamson, Angela Hobbs, Ben Jeffery, David Birch, Phillip Cowell, and Peter Cave.
The proceeds of the book are going towards The Philosophy Foundation Charity. What better time to have this available than World Philosophy Day on November 15, 2012?
Peter Worley has recently been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He read philosophy at University College London and Birkbeck College, and is currently studying for a PhD at King’s College London.
From the Back Cover:
A veritable emporium of philosophical puzzles and challenges to develop thinking in and out of the classroom.
Imagine a one-stop shop stacked to the rafters with everything you could ever want, to enable you to tap into young people’s natural curiosity and get them thinking deeply. Well, this is it! Edited by philosophy in schools expert, Peter Worley and with contributions from philosophers from around the world, The Philosophy Shop is jam-packed with ideas to get anyone thinking philosophically. For use in the classroom, at after school clubs, in philosophy departments and philosophy groups or even for the lone reader, this book will appeal to anyone who likes to think. Take it on journeys and dip in; use it as a classroom starter activity, or for a full philosophical enquiry it could even be used to steer pub, dinner party or family discussions away from the same old topics.
The proceeds of the book are going towards The Philosophy Foundation, a charity bringing philosophy to schools and communities.
Peter Worley leads The Philosophy Foundation in its mission to transform thinking in education. He lives and works in South East London with his wife Emma and their daughter Katie.
The Philosophy Shop is on a mission to bring philosophy into our schools. This book brilliantly shows how accessible philosophy is, and how fun and mind-expanding it can be, for any ages.”
Jules Evans, author of Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations, co-organiser of the London Philosophy Club and policy director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions
I’ve just started a philosophy-based scheme of learning for my year nines next year, and this book will be a massive part of that. The works well with’ suggestions for each exercise make translating the ideas in the book into a well structured sequence of lessons a joy. I completely agree that introducing core philosophical issues to students with a hook’ that grabs them is the best way to approach the subject. I do the same with my A level groups and it enthuses them to approach the core issue in creative ways. A very practical tool for teachers.”
Ian Tustin, lead teacher of religion and philosophy, Wadham School
This book should get anyone thinking.”
Nigel Warburton, The Open University
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