FUN PHILOSOPHY BOOKS FOR CHILDREN 

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PHILOSOPHY FRIENDS! introduces your child to major philosophical figures and to basic concepts such as fairness, the good, liberty, meaning and more.

Each book is centered around a great philosopher’s key insight, presented in a playful and accessible way that children love.

Rawls

Rabbit

LOCKE

LION

KANT

KANGAROO

PLATO

PIG

TEACHER

SOCRATES GOAT

HUME

HEDGEHOG

SARTRE

SLOTH

WITTGENSTEIN

WOLF

MILL

MOUSE

AVAILABLE NOW!

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A TEENY-TINY HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

  • A playful introduction to the big thinkers and the big ideas of the Western philosophical tradition. 


  • Fun characters and colorful illustrations help young children connect with the great philosophers and get familiar with the questions they asked and the concepts they developed.

  • The history of philosophy told through 25 key figures in the philosophical tradition, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Peirce, De Beauvoir, Rawls and more!

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PLATO PIG FINDS A RING

  • An illustrated story inspired by Plato's famous legend of the Ring of Gyges.

  • Our hero, Plato Pig finds a ring while playing in the mud, but this is no ordinary ring: it grants him the power of invisibility.

  • Realizing that his friends cannot see him, Plato Pig is confronted with the moral dilemma of using the ring to his advantage—knowing that others will not hold him accountable.

  • In the end, Plato Pig realizes that doing good is more important than yielding to our appetites, even when we can get away with it!

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RAWLS RABBIT AND THE FAIR RACE

  • An illustrated story inspired by John Ralws' idea of Justice as Fairness.

  • Our hero, Rawls Rabbit loves to race with his friends. But after losing a race to a speedier hare he realises natural talents can lead to unfair situations.

  • He thus proposes what he calls "a fair race": one in which the rules benefit the slowest ones so that everyone can compete fairly.

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WITTGENSTEIN WOLF ASKS

WHAT DO YOU MEAN?

  • An illustrated story inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein's famous thoughts on meaning and language games.

  • Our hero, Wittgenstein Wolf is trying to make sense of different activities his friends are engaged in: playing chess, building imaginary cities with blocks and drawing confusing shapes.

  • To grasp the meaning of these activities he realizes the importance of learning rules, learning how language is being used and learning to see things from different perspectives.

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PHILIPPA FOX AND THE TROLLEY PROBLEM

  • An illustrated story inspired by Philippa Foot's famous moral experiment known as 'the Trolley Problem'.

  • Our hero, Assistant Teacher Philippa Fox is taking the children to the library. But as she picks them up on a trolley she faces a series of puzzling moral decisions.

  • With the help of Teacher Socrates Goat, she learns that focusing on the Greater Good can help us navigate difficult choices.

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MILL MOUSE VISITS THE STATUE OF LIBERTY

  • An illustrated story inspired by John Stuart Mill’s essay ‘On Liberty’ where he explores the idea of liberty as freedom to pursue our ends provided they do no harm to others

  • Our hero, Mill Mouse is going on a trip to New York City with his Philosophy Friends’ classmates. They will visit the city’s most famous landmarks, but Mill Mouse is particularly excited about getting to see the Statue of Liberty.

  • With the help of Teacher Socrates Goat, he learns what liberty means.

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