Monday, September 3, 2012

New book out in October - Really, Really Big Questions About Me


Philosophy and science stuff for kids, following up my Really Really Big Questions About Life The Universe and Everything book. It's endorsed by the Science Museum so it must be jolly good, right?

You can order it on the amazon websites etc.

Webpage for book is here. Her's the blurb:


What am I made of? How do I know I’m real? Will I still be the same person at eighty? Following up on the success of Really, Really Big Questions, and Really, Really Big Questions About God, Faith, and Religion here comes an entertaining book that explores the important, weird, and sometimes metaphysical questions that children have about themselves. From the physical—Why do I like chocolate? How does my brain work? —to the philosophical—Is my memory what makes me? Is there life after death? —this book takes on the deeper questions that come with growing self-awareness. Throughout it all, humorous writing, funky art, and fun features like optical illusions, amusing stories, quotes, and mind-teasers keep it light and make this philosophic journey unforgettably interesting.

6 comments:

daz365 said...

My 8yr old daughter loved the last "Really Really Big Questions" so we're looking foward to this.

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Anonymous said...

Stephen, Why do you think Philosophy hasn't taken off in UK schools as part of the national curriculum and what do you think should be done to change this?

Stephen Law said...

Well there's plenty going on but it's not woven into the curriculum. That would require government to put it there.

There are some obvious reasons why government might shy away from that - getting children to think critically and independently about e.g. religion is not to everyone's taste.

To get government support for philosophy in schools, we just need to raise awareness, and direct them in particular to the results of pilots studies, such as that conducted by University of Dundee. Plus their own Ofsted inspector's reports.