Philosophy of Childhood | Rowman & Littlefield
Philosophy of Childhood
This interdisciplinary series examines questions of metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics as they develop within a consideration of the meaningfulness of childhood. Such examination often builds on the work of twentieth-century philosophers such as John Dewey and Maurice Merleau-Ponty and the work of twentieth-century psychoanalysts such as Melanie Klein, D.W. Winnicott, and R. D. Laing. With these figures, and in dialogue with contemporary philosophers such as Eva Marie Simms, Sara Heinamaa, Julia Kristeva, the monographs and collections in this series continue to ask and answer the following: What is a child? How do children's ways of knowing emerge in their educational and family life? What ought we to do to address children? How are children's literature, athletics, and education able to articulate a sense of beauty or wonder that are particularly unique?

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