The philosophical baby vs. the philosophical adult

02 Feb

Some months ago, I mentioned this book.

Here is an absolutely wonderful podcast starring the author of that book.  It is incredible stuff.

A description of the podcast (and picture) from the site:

“Given that we all begin our lives as children, it is perhaps surprising that philosophy has paid such little attention, relatively speaking, to childhood. This week, we meet the American philosopher and psychologist Alison Gopnik, who argues that in some ways young children are actually smarter, more imaginative, more caring and even more conscious than adults are.”

The war on babies has gone on for a very long time and has not abated in some quarters.  But God has a sense of humor.  You must become like a little child, o philosopher.

Learn from them.

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Posted by on February 2, 2011 in Uncategorized


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