The School of Life

Big Ideas for Curious Minds, Book


  • An Introduction to Philosophy for Curious Young Minds
  • Designed to harness children’s spontaneous philosophical instinct and to develop it through introductions to some of the most vibrant and essential philosophical ideas from history.
  • The book takes us to meet leading figures of philosophy from around the world and from all eras – and shows us how their ideas continue to matter.
  • The book is filled with exercises and beautiful illustrations to bring the ideas of great thinkers vibrantly to life. Suggested for curious minds aged 9+.
  • Thinkers include:
    • Buddha
    • Confucius
    • Socrates
    • Aristotle
    • Seneca
    • Hypatia of Alexandria
    • Descartes
    • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    • Adam Smith
    • Mary Wollestonecraft
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    • Friedrich Nietzsche
    • Simone de Beauvoir
      Albert Camus
  • Read an extract from the book.


    Materials & Details

        • Clothbound hardback book with illustrations by Anna Doherty
        • 156pp
        • 246 x 180mm


          Delivery & Conditions

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          • Quick delivery normally within 5 workdays


          Brand & Designer

          The School of Life is a global organisation dedicated to developing emotional intelligence. They apply psychology, philosophy, and culture to everyday life. In their books, card games, classes, workshops etc. they address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.

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