Children ‘donne à penser’. Lovers of Paul Ricoeur will immediately recognized the play on words that the philosopher taught us, showing us how in the French language ‘donne à penser’ means both ‘to give rise to thought’ (to question, to reflect, to push one to think) and ‘to give a gift’ to thought. And this, of course, applies not only to philosophy, but as a result it applies (or should apply) to other languages as well. And, therefore, we have not asked, for example, what constitutes children’s literature and which examples (classical or contemporary) might be presented. But, on the contrary: what image of children emerges from literature? How is literature constantly forced to rethink its image of the child? And the same: not how to convey art to children, but the image of children in art. And not: how to teach music to children, but the nature of children in music. So, not how to transmit philosophy to children, but how philosophy sees the child.

When Children Give Rise to Thought (donne à penser),

CAPUTO, ANNALISA
2016

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Children ‘donne à penser’. Lovers of Paul Ricoeur will immediately recognized the play on words that the philosopher taught us, showing us how in the French language ‘donne à penser’ means both ‘to give rise to thought’ (to question, to reflect, to push one to think) and ‘to give a gift’ to thought. And this, of course, applies not only to philosophy, but as a result it applies (or should apply) to other languages as well. And, therefore, we have not asked, for example, what constitutes children’s literature and which examples (classical or contemporary) might be presented. But, on the contrary: what image of children emerges from literature? How is literature constantly forced to rethink its image of the child? And the same: not how to convey art to children, but the image of children in art. And not: how to teach music to children, but the nature of children in music. So, not how to transmit philosophy to children, but how philosophy sees the child.
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