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Really, Really Big Questions Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-08-11 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 9 user ratings
ISBN:0753465000
LANGUAGE:English

" OK it is for kids but most adults would benefit from this too - I did.The disciplined way of thinking about issues gives you a hint that some philosophers do actually do some useful stuff. " said.

" Really liked the illustrations & use of humor...but I question quoting Jon Bon Jovi on the "Miracles" page. " said.

" This is a must have for any parent who would like to raise a freethinking child. I store our edition right beside our Taylor's Bible Story Book! BTW, the author should be commended for making philosophy accessible to a lay audience. " said.

" These aren't just questions that philosophy majors in college sit around asking. You ask them, too. And since there are no "right" answers, anyone can think about them and formulate their own opinions. Some of these questions might be important to you; some of them might just be interesting to think about, like: What is it like to be a bat? FUN. " said.

"Written by a British professor of philosophy, this is a book on life’s big questions aimed at the junior philosophy set. The book features a lively text and a retro 1950’s cartoon-style design, that, while it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with philosophy, adds a quirky look and feel to the text. The book covers a wide range of topics ranging from the big bang, what happened before the big bang, the meaning of life, whether some people are psychic, how can we tell right from wrong, what is knowledge, and whether fairies exist. The author attempts to answer 57 separate scientific, philosophical, and moral questions, and the book also includes a glossary, an index, and suggestions for further reading. In addition, the author supplies a short list of websites to explore and “thinking tips.” " said.

" Really, really big questions without answers whatsoever. " said.

" I have an 8-year old daughter who struggles with the big questions. How did we get here? Why are we here? What happens after we die? And so on and so on and so on. We read this together, and she really liked it. I think the thing she liked the most was understanding that other people have been attempting to answer these questions for a really long time. I told her that she is a big thinker, and a philosopher, and this introduced that concept well. " said.

"Big Questions shows little fear at attempting to answer, without bias, some of those really difficult to answer questions that younger children will ask. In reality, these questions are the ones asked throughout our lives, however here they are answered in a way to offer a temporary resolution for children. There are plenty of illustrations for every question to bring them to life and the pre-battered cover makes Big Questions seem like an annal of answers, passed down through the generations. Tied to Key Stages 2 and 3, Big Questions is an entertaining and educational book, it may not be extensive in content, but is not meant to be an encyclopaedia replacement. Around fifty of the biggest questions are tackled within - enough for most of us." said.

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