By Thomas E. Wartenberg
Taking photograph Books heavily: What do we know about philosophy via kid's books?
This hot and fascinating quantity casts a spell on grownup readers because it unveils the strangely profound philosophical knowledge contained in kid's photograph books, from Dr Seuss's Sneetches to William Steig's Shrek!. With a gentle contact and strong humor, Wartenberg discusses the philosophical principles in those vintage tales, and offers mom and dad with a pragmatic start line for discussing philosophical concerns with their teenagers. obtainable and multi-layered, it solutions questions like, Is it ok for adults to misinform young children? what is the distinction among asserting the Mona Lisa is a brilliant portray and vanilla is your favourite taste? each one bankruptcy comprises illustrations commissioned specially for this ebook
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While this provides some support to Sal’s contention that you can’t do nothing, it doesn’t fully justify it, but only undermines the grounds for denying its truth. To develop positive support for his claim, we’ll need to take another foray into the philosophy of language. ’’ ‘‘I am doing nothing’’ has the structure of a pronoun–verb–object sentence in which: I = pronoun am doing = verb nothing = object But philosophers of language in the early part of the twentieth century, who we encountered in the last chapter, taught us that we need to be suspicious of what they called ‘‘the surface grammar’’ of a sentence.
For Shrek! presents a philosophical thought experiment that purports to show that the descriptive and evaluative contents of sentences are really distinct. It does this by describing in words and showing, in Steig’s wonderful drawings, a creature – Shrek – whose visceral reactions to many things are the exact opposite of ours. He ﬁnds ugly things beautiful, likes things that we ﬁnd repulsive. He also dislikes experiences that we enjoy, such as being hugged by little children. Shrek! is the embodiment of a thought experiment in which our standard evaluations of beauty and ugliness are reversed in the attitudes and reactions of Shrek.
It does this by describing in words and showing, in Steig’s wonderful drawings, a creature – Shrek – whose visceral reactions to many things are the exact opposite of ours. He ﬁnds ugly things beautiful, likes things that we ﬁnd repulsive. He also dislikes experiences that we enjoy, such as being hugged by little children. Shrek! is the embodiment of a thought experiment in which our standard evaluations of beauty and ugliness are reversed in the attitudes and reactions of Shrek. If Shrek! portrays a creature who might possibly exist while acting and talking the way that he does, then we have to concede that the evaluative aspects of our statements are separable from their descriptive ones.
A Sneetch is a Sneetch and Other Philosophical Discoveries: Finding Wisdom in Children's Literature by Thomas E. Wartenberg