IPR Policy Fellow, Dr Jurgen De Wispelaere, has co-edited The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children with Dr Anca Gheaus and Dr Gideon Calder.
Across 36 chapters, world-leading experts in the field explore the nature and value of childhood and discuss answers to the question of what we owe to children and how we should provide children with what they are being owed.
Described as an ‘excellent and timely collection’ and ‘an extraordinarily helpful starting point for philosophically informed conversations about children and childhood’, the handbook is a critical overview of the state of art literature on what is special about children’s and teenagers’ minds, their moral status, parenting and family, the social issues raised by childhood, and the role of the state in regulating children’s lives.
Specific topics covered range from knowledge to war, art to adoption, and the rights of parents to the age of consent and children’s voting rights.
Released this year, The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Childhood and Children is available to purchase now.