Professor Kant's Incredible Day

Jean Paul Mongin

Professor Kant's Incredible Day

Jean Paul Mongin

Distributed for Diaphanes

Illustrated by Laurent Moreau and Translated by Anna Street
64 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 6 x 8 2/3 | © 2016
Cloth $15.00 ISBN: 9783037345955 Published August 2016 N/F/S Belgium, France & Luxembourg
 
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.

In Professor Kant’s Incredible Day, the philosopher Immanuel Kant wants only to be left in peace to consider life’s big questions: What can I know? What can I hope for? But, when a perfumed letter arrives one day, it interrupts his studies and sets off a series of events the dour professor could not possibly have predicted. But just when it seems as though all of Königsberg is plunged into chaos, he realizes that this perfect storm may hold the answers to his most pressing questions.
           
Plato & Co.’s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library.
 
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Publishers Weekly, on the Plato & Co. series
“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.”
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“Great thinkers viewed from unusual angles.”
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“Damn cool coffee table books.”
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