Hannah Arendt's Little Theater (Plato & Co.) (Hardcover)

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By Marion Muller-Colard, Clemence Pollet (Illustrator), Anna Street (Translator)
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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 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 Hannah Arendt's Little Theater, the philosopher Hannah Arendt is about to finish her last book, but she is sure something is missing. As she puzzles over her words, she is visited by a friend from the past--none other than her nine-year-old self Reluctantly, she accepts young Hannah's helping hand, joining the small blue-cardiganed girl on an adventure through the streets of New York City to a tiny theater where they watch a frightening play about a town terrorized by an evil wolf and his pack of puppets. But, even in the blackest moments, when evil seems sure to prevail, it is always possible to turn things around. Could the same be said of the "theater" of the real world, in which real people come together to create change?

Plato & Co.'s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little library.

About the Author


Jean Paul Mongin is a philosopher who lives and works in Paris. He is the editor of the Plato & Co. series. Marion Muller-Cotard is a theologian and the author of several children's books in French. Anna Street is a PhD candidate at Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and the University of Kent.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783037345900
ISBN-10: 303734590X
Publisher: Diaphanes
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016
Pages: 64
Language: English
Series: Plato & Co.
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