Matthew Lipman. Director, Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children
Ann Margaret Sharp. Associate Director, Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children

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Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children




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Adler, Jonathan, E. “Excerpts from a Philosophy Class with Sixth Graders.” 107-114.

Bateson, Gregory. “Why Do Things Get in a Muddle?” 14-16.

Bruner, Jerome. “Thinking at the Internalization of Dialogue.” 34.

Coleridge, S. T. “Coleridge on Democracy, Discussion, Philosophy and Education.” 70-73.

Curtis, Barry. “Philosophy for Children in Hawaii.” 52-56.

Cummings, Nancy Pekin. “Improving the Logical Skills of Fifth Graders.” 90-92.

Dalin, George. “A Philosophy for Children Workshop for Chicago Teachers of the Gifted.” 40-42.

Dell, Floyd. “The Child.” 49.

Dewey, John. “Thinking and Experience.” 35.

Dimnet, Ernest. “Philosophy in Childhood.” 43.

DuPuis, Adrian. “Philosophy, Religion and Religious Education.” 60-63.

Durkheim, Emile. “Learning to Reason.” 98-102.

Edgeworth, Maria and Richard Lovell. “On Wit and Judgments.” 80-89.

Fish, William C. “Review of Various Books by John Wilson.” 103-106.

Forster, E. M. Exerpt from The Longest Journey. 69.

Frankel, Henry. “Can We Help Children Think?” 76.

Godwin, William. “Of Reasoning and Contention.” 93-94.

Gosnell, Nelda. “Can We Help Children Think?” 74-76.

Kant, Immanuel. “Kant on Avoiding Errors in Thinking.” 34.

Karras, Ray W. “Final Evaluation of the Pilot Program in Philosophical Reasoning in Lexington Elementary School 197879.” 26-32.

Kolenda, Konstantina. “Educating for Moral Strength.” 95-97.

Luria, A. R. “Are Mental Categories Social in Nature?” 34.

Martin, Jane Roland. “Thinking and Literacy.” 44-51.

Matthews, Gareth. “Thinking in Stories.” 23.

Mead, Margaret. “The Child, the Teacher, and the Culture.” 33.

Metcalf, Lawrence. “The Failure to Promote Values or to Promote Valuing.” 36-39.

Newark, Pomtpon, Lakes and Hilo. “What do Students Think of Philosophy for Children.” 57-59.

Ryle, Gilbert. “Thinking and SelfTeaching.” 18-23.

Staff. “Title IVC Adoption Grants.” 6468.

Taba, Hilda. “The Problems in Developing Critical Thinking.” 77-80.

Toulmin, Stephen; from Adrian DuPuis, A. Gray Thompson and Unknown. “On the Importance of the Concept of Meaning,” The New York Review. 35.

Vygotsky, L. S. “Determining Children’s Potential Thinking Level, from Mind in Society. 33.

Wilbur, Richard. “A Game of Catch,” from The New Yorker. 24-25.

Woodbridge, Fredrick, J. E. “Philosophy and Education,” from Contrasts in Education. 33.

Yang, Peter Mauhsui. “Teaching Philosophy to Children in Taiwan.” 10-13.


Founded in 1974 by Matthew Lipman (1929-2010) and Ann Margaret Sharp (1942-2010), the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children (IAPC) is the world’s oldest organization devoted to young people’s philosophical practice.

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