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Theory for Beginners: Children's Literature as Critical Thought

Kenneth B. Kidd


Theory for Beginners explores how philosophy and theory draw on children’s literature and have even come to resemble it in their strategies for cultivating the child and/or the beginner. After centuries of ignoring the child, some philosophy now considers the child an exemplary practitioner as well as subject. This attitude drives the Philosophy for Children or P4C movement, which got its start in the United States in the early 1970s and has since spread to other countries and continents. P4C has affirmed children’s literature as important philosophical work. Theory, meanwhile, has invested in ... More

Keywords: beginners, children’s literature, critical thinking, literature for beginners, minors, philosophy, theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823289592
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823289592.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kenneth B. Kidd, author
University of Florida

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