To Love Wisdom - gateway to the heroic for the young, by Olivia Pierson
What is self-esteem? What is a hero? Is achievement important? What is good character? Why do human beings create art?
These are philosophical questions many of us think about at some point in our lives.
To Love Wisdom is an introduction to philosophy for intermediate-aged young people interested in big thoughts. Covering the topics of Character, Reality, Objectivity, Ethics, Individuality & Art, this visually beautiful book is an eight-chapter course for the homeschooled student who works alone, or for the vocational teacher seeking inspiration for unique and interesting lesson plans.
The work can be purchased through Kindle or, alternatively, a hardcopy can be ordered upon contacting the author.
Olivia Pierson resides in New Zealand where she has taught the material to 11 & 14 year old extension students, before creating the book as a stand-alone resource for the international market.
This book is so inspiring! I was looking for material that addressed philosophical subjects, for my friend who homeschools her children. She wanted something simple and powerful that wasn't loaded with mind-boggling data. One of her sons is particularly artistic and she is not, so the chapters on art are a godsend. We love how Olivia explains big ideas in a very simple way for the middleschool mind to absorb easily.The advice on self-esteem is worth gold! One of the other aspects of this book which I admire the most is that it is relevant to any sort of teaching environment, whether it be secular or Christian, the principles are just so universal. A brilliant workbook Olivia Pierson, well done and thank you! - Sarah Pearce, Author, Speaker & Business Mentor