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Announcing a New Philosophy Book!

“When I was in college, I took a philosophy course. I thought it would be interesting to learn about different ways to approach the big questions in life. The course was a lecture, and we were told names and dates and theories by the professor. We were given handouts about different philosophical movements and what the philosophers believed. What we did NOT do was actually dig into those theories and discuss them and debate them. And you know what I remember about the course now? This: It was called ‘Introduction to Philosophy.’ That’s it. That’s all I remember.”  – Parent of a curious kid

We are incredibly proud of our philosophy curricula. This parent’s experience is never one that will happen to children who read a philosophy book produced by us. Our approach to learning philosophy is radically different, and for good reason. Our philosophy books are stories that draw children in so that they will not soon forget what they are discovering—and they likely will never forget.

And now we are excited to offer a new philosophy book: The Paradox Box. Like the other books in the Western philosophy series, this book teaches philosophy through a historical fiction story that draws students in to the life and times of the real people who developed and debated some of our most important philosophical theories. After all, philosophy is intimately connected to the people who have worked within it. The Paradox Box is about Ludwig Wittgenstein, one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century, and it includes several prominent thinkers and writers of the time, all within the context of a story that will capture the minds, hearts, and interest of high school-age readers. (We have books in the same style for children as young as kindergarten, all the way through twelfth grade. From picture books to chapter books to novels, we have something for children of every age.)

Wittgenstein developed the picture theory of meaning to explain human language through the lens of logic, and students who read the novel will encounter questions about language, logic, and ethics that they may never have given much thought to before. There’s an accompanying guidebook filled with original readings by people who both agreed and disagreed with the topics discussed in the novel, but more importantly, each reading is followed by questions that will keep kids thinking and debating long after they’ve closed the book. And that’s what philosophy is all about.

Don’t miss this brilliant approach to philosophy, and check out all of the books in the series today!

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