Best Mister Descartes and His Evil GeniusAuthor Jean Paul Mongin –

At its most basic, philosophy is about learning how to think about the world around us It should come as no surprise, then, that children make excellent philosophers Plato Co introduces children and curious grown ups to the lives and work of famous philosophers, from Socrates to Descartes, Einstein, Marx, and Wittgenstein Each book in the series features an engaging and often funny story that presents basic tenets of philosophical thought alongside vibrant color illustrations On a peaceful winter night while the rest of the town sleeps, Mister Descartes stays up late reading the great books of the world Suddenly, by the light of the moon, he sees a strange and fearsome shape in the shadow of his pet parrot, Baruch Is it an illusion, or could it be that his faithful pet is but a figment of his imagination Could the same be true of his room and all of sleepy Holland Quite obviously, he cannot rely on his senses, so how can Mister Descartes arrive at any certainty about the world around him How will he determine what is a clever trick and what is real Plato Co s clear approach and charming illustrations make this series the perfect addition to any little libraryJean Paul Mongin Die Philosophie, hei t es, ist die Liebe zur Weisheit Jean Paul Mongin ist zwar kein bisschen weise, aber bis ber beide Ohren verliebt in die Philosophie Eine Zeitlang hat er unterrichtet, aber er schreibt lieber Geschichten Er lebt und arbeitet in Paris Seit er selbst Vater ist, glaubt er fest daran, dass Kinder die F higkeit besitzen, die Welt zu ver ndern Fran ois Schwoebel verbrachte seine Kindheit in der l ndlichen Normandie und stellte dort all den Tierchen nach, die noch heute durch seine Phantasie schwirren Er hat drei T chter und widmet seine Zeit zu gleichen Teilen dem Zeichnen und Malen, dem Familienleben und l ndlichen Streifz gen