Table of contents for The examined life : advanced philosophy for kids / David A. White.

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Table of Contents
Preface	vii
Acknowledgments	ix
General Introduction	1
	The Genesis and Scope of This Book	2
	Suggestions for Using This Book	3
Part I: Kids and Philosophy
Introduction: Young Students and the Adventure of Philosophy	7
	Reasons to Study Philosophy	7
	Elements of Philosophy	9
	Primary Source Philosophy	9
	The Readings-Principles of Selection and Organization	10
	Some Ideas on Presenting or Teaching Philosophy	12
Chapter 1 "Who Are My Friends?"	15
	Friendship (Aristotle)
Chapter 2 "Where Has the Time Gone?"	21
	Time (Augustine)
Chapter 3 "Do We Really Know What We Think We Know?"	31
	Knowledge (Plato)
Chapter 4 Younger Students and the Existence of God	43
	Existence of God (Aquinas)
Chapter 5 The Sound of a Tree Falling in the Forest . . .	53
	Perception (Berkeley)
Chapter 6 "I Don't Want to Do What the Class Wants to Do!"	63
	Freedom and Society (Rousseau)
Chapter 7 Freedom and Responsibility: Existentialism and Young Students	73
	Choice (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Chapter 8 On Social Justice in a Violent World	85
	Social Justice and Nonviolence (Martin Luther King)
Chapter 9 Feminism and Social Justice	95
	Feminism (bell hooks)
Chapter 10 Technology: Servant or Destroyer?	105
	Technology (Martin Heidegger) 
Part II: Education as Applied Philosophy
Chapter 11 Critical Thinking and Artistic Creation	117
	Activity-Drama
Chapter 12 The Oldest Cave Art: On Giftedness and Excellence	125
	Activity-Drawing
Chapter 13 The Philosophy of French Funetics: An Essay in Applied Gifted 
Intelligence	131
	Activity-Language Acquisition
Chapter 14 "The Bohemian Life": Opera and Gifted Education	141
	Activity-Music
Part III: A Philosophical Postlude
Chapter 15 Gifted Education: The Event-and Advent-of Theory	155
Chapter 16 "Edutainment": Gifted Education and the Perils of Misusing Multiple Intelligences	161
Chapter 17 Philosophy and Theory in the Study of Gifted Students	167
Epilogue: Philosophical Visions and the Challenge of Education	175
Additional Readings in Philosophy	176
Index	179
About the Author	183

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Philosophy -- Study and teaching (Middle school).
Gifted children -- Education.