The Philosophers' Daughters

Two young peoples’ big questions answered by leading philosophers, scientists, educators and religious thinkers from around the world

Peter Vardy

978 1 915412 21 8
Paperback |288 pp |198 x 126 mm
Price: £12.99

978 1 915412 22 5
eBook |288 pp

‘The questions put by the Philosophers’ daughters are thrilling in their vitality and fearless curiosity. It is a hugely stimulating book. I know of nothing else quite like it.’

Professor Christopher Insole, University of Durham and Australian Catholic University

‘An informative and challenging book.’

Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York

‘A thoroughly accessible gem that will stretch your thinking and stir your imagination.’

Dr. Anna Abrams, Principal, Margaret Beaufort Institute

Why care for the weak and vulnerable if survival is all that matters? Why are people so concerned with fashions and the labels on clothes? Isn’t religion just a matter of being conditioned by your parents? How do we explain the Big Bang? What is love?

Philosopher and theologian Dr Peter Vardy has collected 54 of the best questions about life asked by his young daughters Petra and Thora, attempted to answer them himself and gathered additional answers from leading figures in a variety of fields from across the world.

The Philosophers’ Daughters is illustrated by Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok.

Peter Vardy was vice-principal of Heythrop College, University of London and now runs the largest conferences for students of Philosophy and Religious Studies in Britain. Peter was awarded an honorary doctorate for services to education in October 2021.
ISBNs: 9781915412218 978-1-915412-21-8 Title: the philosophers daughters ISBNs: 9781915412225 978-1-915412-22-5 Title: the philosophers daughters