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Stateside Podcast: Why kids make great philosophers

Children often break down tough questions or problems with uncanny clarity. Life and death and love and language are all mixed up before their adult brains can compartmentalize some of those facets. 

Scott Hershovitz, a professor of law and philosophy at the University of Michigan, argues that your kids can make very good philosophers. His latest book, "Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids,” documents discussions with his own little philosophers, and offers ways to draw the thinkers out of yours.


Scott Hershovitz, Thomas G. and Mabel Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan; author of "Nasty, Brutish, and Short: Adventures in Philosophy with My Kids”

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Music in this episode byBlue Dot Sessions.

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Rachel Ishikawa joined Michigan Public in 2020 as a podcast producer. She produced Kids These Days, a limited-run series that launched in the summer of 2020.
Ronia Cabansag is a producer for Stateside. She comes to Michigan Public from Eastern Michigan University, where she earned a BS in Media Studies & Journalism and English Linguistics with a minor in Computer Science.