November 2006

Children as a Philosophical Problem

Tomorrow (Sunday November 19, 2006) Ken and I will discuss children with Tamar Schapiro.  Children certainly pose a lot of problems ---- but are they philosophical?  Coincidentally I gave a few lectures on John Stuart Mill's great little book On Liberty recently to Stanford frosh.  In thinking about that book one philosophical problem about children comes up, for Mill thinks the central principle of liberty he argues for in the book does not apply to children.

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