The Philosophy Files

Author(s): Stephen Law


Dipping into any chapter of this book, children will find lively scenarios and dialogues to take them through philosophical puzzles both ancient and modern, involving such topics as virtual reality, cloning, science fiction and a host of characters from this and other planets. Paperback (B-Format)


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No competition for this unique introduction to a hot subject. Acessible for teenagers and a brilliant crib for philosophy students. Sold 15,000 in trade paperback, and rights sold in 22 countries. 'philosophy in action rather than philosophy in aspic' Guardian 'Superb ... if you ever thought that philosophy for kids would be a turnoff,check this out, sit back and enjoy the ensuing debate'

'a jargon-free, entertaining, uncomplicated approach to philosophy which makes no assumptions and encourages original thinking.' -- Bridget Carrington WRITE AWAY! 'Law is very good at dramatising philosophical problems so that children get to understand them as choices confronting them, rather than abstract questions... Highly recommended.' -- Dina Rabinovitch THE GUARDIAN 'poses challenging questions to children about life and the universe.' IRISH EXAMINER

Stephen Law dropped out of school, spent four years as a postman in Cambridge, and then went on to Oxford where he got a first-class Honours degree, a B. Phil. and a D. Phil. In Philosophy. He has held several lectureships and a Research Fellowship at Oxford and is now a full-time lecturer in Philosophy at Heythrop College, University of London. He is working on a follow-up to 'The Philosophy Files'. Daniel Postgate is the cartoonist on the DAILY EXPRESS. Daniel Postgate is the cartoonist for the Daily Express. He has illustrated a number of children's books, including The Philosophy Files and The Outer Limits.

General Fields

  • : 9781842550533
  • : orion
  • : orion
  • : 0.21
  • : September 2004
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 18mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Stephen Law
  • : Paperback
  • : Daniel Postgate
  • : 100
  • : 12+
  • : 224
  • : 200 Line Drawing(s)