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Philosophieren - eine kinderorientierte Forschungsmethode

Conrad, Sarah-Jane; Cassidy, Claire (2023). Philosophieren - eine kinderorientierte Forschungsmethode. In: Kümin, Beatrice; Mathis, Christian; Schellenberg, Urs (eds.) Philosophieren und Ethik. Philosophieren mit Kindern (pp. 155-167). München: kopaed

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Philosophizing with children has attempted to reframe children and childhoods since its inception, with prominent proponents Matthew Lipman (2007), Anne Sharp (Lipman, Sharp & Oscanyan 1980), Gareth Matthews (2008) and many others. All of the people named criticize the common view that children are not capable of rational, independent or moral thinking and are therefore 'deficient'. When they philosophize, children work through conceptual and logical connections and justify judgments ethically. In doing so, they apply exactly those skills that they lack according to a 'deficit-oriented' child image. Philosophizing with children thus shows a different, new image of children and the question "What is a child?" must be approached anew accordingly. For this reason, philosophizing with children and the philosophy of childhood have always been closely intertwined (cf. Gazzard 1996; Gregory et al. 2017). This article aims to show that philosophizing with children can achieve even more with a view to the philosophy of childhood.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

PHBern Contributor:

Conrad, Sarah-Jane




Philosophieren mit Kindern






Sarah-Jane Conrad

Date Deposited:

23 May 2023 11:07

Last Modified:

23 May 2023 11:07

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Philosophieren mit Kinder, Philosophie der Kindheit, Partizipative Forschungsmethode


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