This paper confronts some of Matthew Lipman's ideas about doing philosophy with children with some of Thomas Reid's thoughts about the intellectual capacities of children. It is argued that some of Lipman's ideas about critical thinking are wrongheaded, if what Reid says about children is correct. It is furthermore argued that Reid's thoughts about children give rise to various empirically testable hypotheses about child behaviour.
|Journal||Journal of Scottish Thought|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2011|