Wittgenstein's Rhinoceros (Plato & Co.) (Hardcover)

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By Francoise Armengaud, Annabelle Buxton (Illustrator), Anna Street (Translator)
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At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us. It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers Naturally inquisitive, pint-size scholars need little prompting before being willing to consider life's "big questions," however strange or impractical. Plato & Co. introduces children--and curious grown-ups--to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Descartes to Socrates, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein. Each book in the series features an engaging--and often funny--story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations.

"Mister Wittgenstein Stop looking for a horned beast in the middle of a Cambridge classroom ," an exasperated Bertrand Russell commands his pupil. But the young Ludwig Wittgenstein knows that, just because we don't see a rhinoceros, doesn't mean one may not be hiding where we least expect it. When war breaks out in Europe, Ludwig is recruited for a top-secret mission. Alas, no one is able to make sense of rhino-loving philosopher's notebooks. What could he possibly mean by so many seemingly nonsensical statements?

Plato & Co.'s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library.

About the Author

Francoise Armengaud is a philosopher who has taught at the Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense. Annabelle Buxton is a Paris-based illustrator whose work has appeared in books, newspapers, and magazines. Jean Paul Mongin is a philosopher who lives and works in Paris. He is the editor of the Plato & Co. series. Laurent Moreau is an illustrator based in Strasbourg. Anna Street is the translator for Plato and Co. She is a PhD candidate at Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the University of Kent.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783037345474
ISBN-10: 3037345470
Publisher: Diaphanes
Publication Date: August 15th, 2016
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Plato & Co.

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