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Albert Einstein's Bright Ideas

by Frederic Morlot Diaphanes
Pub Date:
06/2017
ISBN:
9783037349359
Format:
Hbk 64 pages
Price:
AU$27.99 NZ$30.43
Product Status: In Stock Now
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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 Socrates to Descartes, 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.            


 


In Albert Einstein's Flashes of Inspiration, the young Albert Einstein has a very important job: he must deliver electricity to the big Oktoberfest celebration in Munich. As he hurries from one merry-go-round to another, nothing seems to be going as planned. With his sister, Maja, Heinrich the dog, and Niels Bohr, a qualified dwarf-thrower, can he win a battle against the laws of the universe? The key just may lie in the question of whether a dumpling can fly faster than light?  
“Where existing philosophy books for children typically focus on surveys of ideas or broad historical overviews, the Plato & Co. books take a more ‘storied’ approach. They take isolated events in the lives of the philosophers to illustrate their theories, aiming to teach a philosophical theory through the experience of reading a traditional picture book.”


Publishers Weekly


 
Frédéric Morlot was a juggler as a child and dreamt of becoming an illusionist. Alas, he is today a mathematician at the École Polytechnique, Paris.