Book Review: Maughn Rollins Gregory and Megan Jane Laverty's "Gareth Matthews, The Child's Philosopher"

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  • Wendy C. Turgeon

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Introduction: This new book from the Routledge series, Philosophy for Children Founders, is a masterful and completely engaging account of the impact Gareth Matthews had on the movement(s) loosely labeled "Philosophy for/with Children." I was familiar with Matthew's three main books, Philosophy and the Young Child (1982), Dialogues (1984), and Philosophy of Childhood (1996) but I discovered in this volume a wealth of new reflections about Matthews's work, his own carefully crafted arguments and connections to Greek philosophy, and thirdly, how his legacy lives on in the scholarship and practice of his "philosophical descendants."

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05/06/2022

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