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Changing Conceptions of the Child from the Renaissance to Post-modernity

A Philosophy of Childhood

By (author) David Kennedy Jr.
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm d 25mm
Weight: 590g
ISBN-10: 0773456457
ISBN-13: 9780773456457
Barcode No: 9780773456457
This work traces the connections between childhood and philosophy along multi-disciplinary pathways in the humanities. The first six chapters explore the significance of childhood in Western culture and modal subjectivity in the context, not just of philosophy, but of social and cultural history. The second part of the book offers sections of transcripts from two group dialogues on the phenomenon of conflict.

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"No one writing on childhood today brings to the topic a richer understanding of philosophy, psychology, art, literature, history or culture than Dr. David Kennedy..." - Gareth B. Matthews, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts"