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Treat Your Kids Like the Little Philosophers They Are

1 month ago   |   By Time

The world is a dark place right now, and kids have big questions about it. During the 2020 protests over police violence, our younger son, Hank , wanted help understanding why “good guys” sometimes do bad things. Lately, we've been talking about war. And that's led to conversations about religion, as we've wondered whether the awfulness in the world provides grounds for doubt that God exists.
I'm a philosopher. My kids are still in grade school. But the conversations we have over dinner rival any I've had with the college students I teach.

One night, Hank and his older brother, Rex, got...
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