Philosophy for Children


Program Description:

Presentations on varied philosophical topics for elementary school children, grades 2-6. I will use age-appropriate children's books as a springboard for the children themselves to discuss philosophical questions: What is bravery? What is fairness? What are rules and why do we have them? Is it ever OK to break a rule? How can I know I'm not dreaming? Can you know what it's like to be me? Can I know what it's like to be you? Does time go on forever? Do numbers exist when no one is thinking about them?


Timm Triplett

Associate Professor of Philosophy. Has published articles on a number of topics, including the theory of knowledge, color perception, relativism, and metaphilosophy. Currently working on a book defending universal morality against its critics.

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