Some people are both parents and philosophers, but aren’t philosophical parents. Conversely, some people aren’t philosophers, or at least aren’t academic philosophers, but are nevertheless philosophical parents. So who are the philosophical parents? Are you one? Take the quiz below and find out!
(Pretend, for purposes of the quiz, that you’ve experienced every stage of parenthood and that you’ve had both a boy and a girl.)
Now that you know whether you’re a philosophical parent or not, you might be wondering whether it’s good or bad if you are. It’s good, I think—both beneficial and enjoyable—so long as being philosophical doesn’t crowd out other beneficial and satisfying stances. I’ll leave it to others to construct quizzes that determine whether you’re a loving parent, a fun parent, a well-informed parent. It takes all these things and more to be a good parent and to make parenthood meaningful and satisfying.
For more, read the illustrated discussion guide to The Philosophical Parent.
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