Thinking Children: The concept of 'child' from a philosophical perspective

4 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781441187543: Thinking Children: The concept of 'child' from a philosophical perspective
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Thinking Children investigates the concept of 'child' from a philosophical perspective. Its aim is to come to an acceptable definition of 'child', and it is anticipated that such a definition will impact on how those seen as children are perceived in society.

The author first explores the notions of personhood, self and identity, before reflecting on historical perspectives on childhood and the inclusion of children as active, participative, political and philosophical agents within society today.

Children and adults are placed differently in society, and through coming to an acceptable definition of 'child', this book seeks to determine whether such differential status is merited. Thinking Children proposes that we might consider children as beings and not becomings, and empower them to be active and participative citizens, since they are able and adept reasoners.



This book will be of interest to all students on Childhood Studies and Education Studies courses, as well as lecturers and researchers in the field.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Claire Cassidy is Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Strathclyde, UK, where she is the Course Director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Philosophy with Children.

Review:

'Cassidy's book is a timely contribution to public understanding. She presents a robust picture of 'thinking children' — citizens whose voices demand and deserve to be heard. This is a challenging and yet accessible book, and Cassidy's analytic but committed voice deserves a wide hearing.' David Bridges, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia, UK and Emeritus Fellow, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, UK

'With clarity and insight Thinking Children challenges all who work with children to enhance the quality of children's lives and participation in society by raising conceptions of their capabilities and status, and transforming educational and social interactions.' Don Skinner, educational consultant and writer

'Offers a careful sequence of arguments that are methodically reasoned, the practical implications of which are in fact revolutionary. Cassidy's book clears the theoretical ground for an approach to parenting, education and public life that, in reconstructing the adult notion of childhood, hints at far-ranging social reconstruction.' David Kennedy, Professor of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, Montclair State University, USA

Reviewed in Springer (Stud Philos Educ 2010)

'Cassidy’s book is a timely contribution to public understanding. She presents a robust picture of 'thinking children’ – citizens whose voices demand and deserve to be heard. This is a challenging and yet accessible book, and Cassidy’s analytic but committed voice deserves a wide hearing.’ David Bridges, Emeritus Professor, University of East Anglia, UK and Emeritus Fellow, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, UK

'With clarity and insight Thinking Children challenges all who work with children to enhance the quality of children’s lives and participation in society by raising conceptions of their capabilities and status, and transforming educational and social interactions.’ Don Skinner, educational consultant and writer

'Offers a careful sequence of arguments that are methodically reasoned, the practical implications of which are in fact revolutionary. Cassidy’s book clears the theoretical ground for an approach to parenting, education and public life that, in reconstructing the adult notion of childhood, hints at far-ranging social reconstruction.’ David Kennedy, Professor of Education, Department of Educational Foundations, Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children, Montclair State University, USA

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 39.95
US$ 30.48

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 5.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780826498182: Thinking Children: The concept of 'child' from a philosophical perspective

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0826498183 ISBN 13:  9780826498182
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, 2008
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cassidy, Claire
Published by Continnuum-3PL (2009)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
WYEMART LIMITED
(HEREFORD, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continnuum-3PL, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. All items inspected and guaranteed. All Orders Dispatched from the UK within one working day. Established business with excellent service record. Seller Inventory # mon0000077014

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.24
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Cassidy, Claire
Published by Continuum (2009)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Y-Not-Books
(Hereford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Seller Inventory # mon0000195670

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.48
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.55
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Claire Cassidy
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Thinking Children investigates the concept of 'child' from a philosophical perspective. Its aim is to come to an acceptable definition of 'child', and it is anticipated that such a definition will impact on how those seen as children are perceived in society.The author first explores the notions of personhood, self and identity, before reflecting on historical perspectives on childhood and the inclusion of children as active, participative, political and philosophical agents within society today.Children and adults are placed differently in society, and through coming to an acceptable definition of 'child', this book seeks to determine whether such differential status is merited. Thinking Children proposes that we might consider children as beings and not becomings, and empower them to be active and participative citizens, since they are able and adept reasoners. This book will be of interest to all students on Childhood Studies and Education Studies courses, as well as lecturers and researchers in the field. Seller Inventory # AAV9781441187543

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Claire Cassidy
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation, United States, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Thinking Children investigates the concept of 'child' from a philosophical perspective. Its aim is to come to an acceptable definition of 'child', and it is anticipated that such a definition will impact on how those seen as children are perceived in society.The author first explores the notions of personhood, self and identity, before reflecting on historical perspectives on childhood and the inclusion of children as active, participative, political and philosophical agents within society today.Children and adults are placed differently in society, and through coming to an acceptable definition of 'child', this book seeks to determine whether such differential status is merited. Thinking Children proposes that we might consider children as beings and not becomings, and empower them to be active and participative citizens, since they are able and adept reasoners. This book will be of interest to all students on Childhood Studies and Education Studies courses, as well as lecturers and researchers in the field. Seller Inventory # AAV9781441187543

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Claire Cassidy
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation (2009)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation, 2009. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781441187543

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Cassidy, Claire
Published by Continnuum-3pl 6/1/2009 (2009)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continnuum-3pl 6/1/2009, 2009. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Thinking Children: The Concept of 'Child' from a Philosophical Perspective. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781441187543

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Cassidy, Claire
Published by Continuum (2018)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 16
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1441187545

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Cassidy, Claire
Published by Continnuum-3PL (2016)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continnuum-3PL, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781441187543_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.07
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Claire Cassidy
Published by Continuum Publishing Corporation (2009)
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Continuum Publishing Corporation, 2009. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781441187543

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.79
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Claire Cassidy
Published by Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN 10: 1441187545 ISBN 13: 9781441187543
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Bloomsbury Academic. Paperback. Condition: New. 208 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.7in.Thinking Children investigates the concept of child from a philosophical perspective. Its aim is to come to an acceptable definition of child, and it is anticipated that such a definition will impact on how those seen as children are perceived in society. The author first explores the notions of personhood, self and identity, before reflecting on historical perspectives on childhood and the inclusion of children as active, participative, political and philosophical agents within society today. Children and adults are placed differently in society, and through coming to an acceptable definition of child, this book seeks to determine whether such differential status is merited. Thinking Children proposes that we might consider children as beings and not becomings, and empower them to be active and participative citizens, since they are able and adept reasoners. This book will be of interest to all students on Childhood Studies and Education Studies courses, as well as lecturers and researchers in the field. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781441187543

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 48.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book