The Philosophy of Childing
Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest
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Childhood is our primary launching pad, a time of life when learning is more intense than at any other, when we gain the critical knowledge and skills that can help ensure that we remain adaptable. This book weaves together the thinking of philosophers from across the ages who make the unsettling assertion that with the passage of time we are apt to shrink mentally, emotionally, and cognitively. If we follow what has become an all-too-common course, we denature our original naturewhich brims with curiosity, empathy, reason, wonder, and a will to experiment and understandand we regress, our sense of who we are will become fuzzier and everyone in our orbit will pay a price.
Mounting evidence shows that we begin our lives with a moral, intellectual, and creative bang, and in this groundbreaking, heavily researched and highly engaging volume, Christopher Phillips makes the provocative case that childhood isn’t merely a state of becoming, while adulthood is one of being, as if we’ve arrived” and reached the summit. His life-changing proposition is that if we embrace the defining qualities of youth, we’re not destined to become frail, dispirited, or unhinged, we’ll grow in a way defined by wonder, curiosity, imaginativeness, playfulness, and compassionin essence, unlimited potential.
Praise For The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity, and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest…
"A springboard for debate...[Phillips] mediates and gently guides while uncovering or recovering some of the most basic and fundamental joys of being a child, at any age." —Foreword Reviews
Skyhorse, 9781510703261, 244pp.
Publication Date: May 17, 2016