Publication of Issue Five and Six of the Quarterly of Philosophy and Children  



The 2015 spring and summer issues of the educational-research-analytic Quarterly of Philosophy and Children was published by the Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute. The license-holder of this Journal is Professor Ayatullah Seyyed Mohammed Khamenei; its director is Zohreh Hosseini, and its editor-in-chief is Tuba Kermani. The Table of Contents of this issue is given below:


“A Study of the Similarities and Differences between Hegel’s Educational Philosophy and the Program of Philosophy for Children (P4C)”, Hamid Talebzadeh and Farzad Haji Mirzaie

“Teaching Philosophy to Pre-School and Primary School Children”, Murtada Isma‘ili Kartiji

“An Assessment of the Purposes of the Program of Teaching Philosophy to Children in Islamic Thought”, Hesam al-Din Khal‘atbari and Zahra Aqa J‘afari

“A Study of an Appropriate Method of Using Philosophy for Children (P4C) in Iran”, Ahmad Akbari, Maliheh Akbari, and Zeynab Ejlali

“Impacts of the Program of Teaching Philosophy for Children on the Skills of Meaningfulness, Tolerance of Ambiguity, Harmony, and Drawing Conclusions in the Development of Students’ Critical Thinking”, Hossein Qamari Givi, ‘Ali Khaliqkhah, ‘Ali Rezaie Sharif, and Fatemeh Zadkhust

“Impact of the Nativized Program of Philosophy for Children on Increasing the Self-Efficacy, Happiness, and Optimism of Female First-Grader High School Students”, Reza ‘Ali Nowruzi and Monireh ‘Abedi

“A Comparative Study of the Views of Multi-National Teachers on Methods of Teaching Philosophy to Children”, Mohsen Farmahini Farahani, Isma‘il Kharestani, and Fatemeh Seifi


We read in the note written by the Editor-in-chief of this specialized Quarterly in this issue that Aristotle did not teach philosophy. Rather, he organized the most important of evident principles of general philosophy in the form of laws. He did so similar to what scholars in the field of literature do; they do not teach how to speak; they merely devise the grammatical rules for speaking. That is why many people have a good knowledge of logical principles and grammar but cannot think well and cannot speak correctly. In other words, in order to think and speak appropriately, there are some other factors which are more important than learning the method of reasoning. Human sciences represent the domain of the greater power and knowledge of the East and our beloved Islamic country, Iran, in relation to the field of civilization. That is why Iran holds the first rank among the top ten ancient civilizations in the world. According to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatullah Khamenei, “All sciences in a society indeed function as a body whose soul is humanities.”

This specialized Quarterly is now available to interested readers at a price of 50,000 rials. It also contains the English translation of the abstracts of the papers published in this issue. Those who wish to buy this Quarterly can contact the Publication Center of the Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute at 0098-21-88153594.


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