New Book by Jana Mohr Lone Explores Children’s Philosophical Thinking

Cover of Seen and Not Heard

Congratulations to Professor Jana Mohr Lone, the director of the UW Center for Philosophy for Children, on the publication of her new book Seen and Not Heard: Why Children’s Voices Matter. Described by National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol as "a stirring and important book, which should be widely read," Seen and Not Heard examines how might society benefit if children were recognized as independent thinkers, capable of contributing in valuable ways to our world, and how children’s lives might change if what they said was not often ignored or patronized. Based on discussions with children about the meaning of childhood, friendship, justice and fairness, happiness, and death, the book reveals children as perceptive and original thinkers and invites us to become more receptive to the ways we can learn from them.

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