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Philosophy in Children's Literature free pdf This book seeks to join the ongoing, interdisciplinary approach to children's literature by means of sustained readings of individual texts by means of important works in the history of philosophy. Its inclusion of authors from both various departments-philosophy, literature, religion, and education-and various countries is an attempt to show how traditional boundaries between disciplines might become more permeable and how philosophy offers important insights to this interdisciplinary, critical conversation.

About Peter R. Costello

Claire Brown is assistant professor of philosophy at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. Claire recently completed her dissertation on supererogation and virtue ethics at the University of Notre Dame. She has broad interests in normative theory (esp. virtue ethics), metaethics, and philosophy of religion. Licia Carlson is associate professor of philosophy at Providence College. Her research interests include ethics and bioethics, feminist philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, and aesthetics. She is the co-editor of Cognitive Disability and Its Challenge to Moral Philosophy and her book, The Faces of Intellectual Disability: Philosophical Reflections was published in 2009. She is currently writing a book on music, philosophy and disability. Sarah Conly teaches in the philosophy department at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick Maine. She was an undergraduate at Princeton, a graduate student at Cornell, and has also taught at the University of Michigan. She enjoys children's literature, kayaking, and hanging out with her dog. Peter Costello is associate professor of philosophy at Providence College. His research is centered in phenomenology, particularly focused on Husserl, Edith Stein, and Merleau-Ponty. He has written articles on phenomenology and both modernist literature and contemporary American drama. His book Layers in Husserl's Phenomenology: On Meaning and Intersubjectivity is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press. Oona Eisenstadt is associate professor of religious studies and Fred Krinsky Chair of Jewish Studies at Pomona College. She has published extensively on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and has also written on Derrida, Rosenzweig, Plato, Shakespeare, and J.K. Rowling. She received her doctoral degree from McMaster University and, despite residency in California, remains a proud Canadian. Kirsten Jacobson is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Maine. Professor Jacobson specializes in 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy and the philosophy of art. Her research interests include the study of spatiality and the interpersonal significance of space, the nature of home and dwelling, and more generally, the philosophical significance and status of the phenomenological method. Her published work has focused significantly on using the phenomenological arguments of Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Martin Heidegger to conduct novel analyses of psychological and physiological illnesses ranging from spatial neglect to agoraphobia, and more generally to consider issues of"existential health." In 2009, she created a philosophy outreach program called Philosophy Across the Ages, which brings together undergraduate philosophy students with local high school students and retirement community members for seminar-style discussions of accessible and exciting philosophical texts. Kelly Jones is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada where she divides her time between research, writing, teaching, and producing radio programs. Her research interests include 20th Century European philosophy, and the intersections of philosophy and literature, in particular. Kelly is very excited to welcome a child of her own, shortly, and is excited to read and re-read a wide swath of children's literature as a result. Lindsay Lerman is a Ph.D. candidate in the Philosophy Department at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. She currently lives in Northern Arizona, where she is completing her dissertation and creating a program with the Philosophy Department at Northern Arizona University to make philosophy a part of the curriculum in local elementary schools. Her work on Bataille's concept of nonknowledge and its relation to mysticism will be featured in a forthcoming volume (from Inter-Disciplinary Press) on spirituality and the 21st century. Court Lewis teaches philosophy at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. His research interests include ethics, the holocaust, social/political Philosophy, and popular culture. His area of specialty is the study of forgiveness and moral responsibility. Court has appeared in several edited collections dealing with a variety of topics, from popular culture to peace studies, and he recently co-edited Doctor Who and Philosophy with Paula Smithka. Tyson E. Lewis is associate professor of educational philosophy at Montclair State University. He has published articles in journals such as theory@buffalo, Cultural Critique, Culture, Theory, and Critique, and Rethinking Marxism. In addition to the book Education Out of Bounds: Rethinking Cultural Studies for a Posthuman Age (New York: Palgrave, 2010), he is currently completing a manuscript titled The Aesthetics of Education: Theatre, Curiosity, and Politics in the Work of Jacques Ranciere and Paulo Freire (London: Continuum, in press). Dina Mendonca earned an M.E.d. in philosophy for children at Montclair State University. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. She is currently a member of the research team of Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, holding a post-doctoral position working on a Pragmatic Analysis of Emotion (www.emotionemotion.com). In addition, she works in Philosophy or Children in classrooms as well as training for teacher and educators developing new material for Philosophy for Children. Her forthcoming Manual for Philosophy for Children is scheduled for publication in Portugal in Fall 2011. Carl F. Miller received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida. He teaches literature at the University of Alabama, where he specializes in Anglophone modernism and postmodernism, critical theory, and children's literature. He has recent publications on the influence of the Cold War in the 1980s graphic novel, the expression of utopia by Michael Jackson in Captain EO, and the role of sports in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. He is currently working on a book about the literature and culture of the 1980s Cold War. Ellen Miller is associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies at Rowan University. She is the author of Releasing Philosophy, Thinking Art (Davies Group Publishers, 2009), the first full length philosophical study of Sylvia Plath's poetry. Her publications have addressed topics in philosophy of art, feminist philosophy, and ethics. Her current research shows how Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty's views on nature, the environment and technology resonate with current work in educational and environmental thinking. Claudia Mills is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Boulder, specializing in the fields of ethics and political philosophy, with particular interest in philosophical and ethical analyzes of children's literature. She is the author of over forty books for young readers, most recently Mason Dixon: Pet Disasters (Knopf, 2011) and Fractions = Trouble! (Farrar, 2011). Karin Murris is visiting professor at the University of Wales in Newport (UK) and senior lecturer in philosophy of education at the School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa. She studied library science in Amsterdam, philosophy at the University of Leiden (NL), University of London (MA), and completed her Ph.D. in philosophy with children in 1997. Trained under Professor Matthew Lipman, she pioneered the use of picturebooks for the teaching of philosophy and helped to set up the professional development courses in philosophy with children in Britain and SA. As co-director of consultancy Dialogueworks she has worked as an integrity consultant and philosophy with children senior trainer with children and adults in schools, businesses, and universities for over 20 years. She is the author of Teaching Philosophy with Picture Books (1992), and with Joanna Haynes Storywise:Thinking through Stories (2002) and Picturebooks, Pedagogy and Philosophy (2011). Her research interests include philosophy of education, children's literature (picturebooks), childhood, and professional dilemmas and ethics in education. Matthew F. Pierlott is associate professor of philosophy at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His teaching and research focus on ethics and agency. He has contributed several essays on business ethics and on integrity to books within the philosophy and popular culture genre, including Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! (Rowman

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Author : Peter R. Costello
Publisher : Lexington Books
Data Published : 16 December 2011
ISBN : 0739168231
EAN : 9780739168233
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 354 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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