Kennedy, David

David Kennedy is Professor of Educational Foundations at Montclair State University and a Fellow at the Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children. He received his Ed.D. in Social and Philosophical Studies in Education from the University of Kentucky.

Changing Conceptions of the Child From the Renaissance to Post-Modernity: A Philosophy of Childhood
2006 0-7734-5645-7
Traces the connections between childhood and philosophy along multidisciplinary pathways in the humanities. Explores the significance of childhood in Western culture and modal subjectivity in the context, not just of philosophy, but of social and cultural history and the history of ideas, art, literature, mythology, spirituality, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and educational theory.

Philosophical Dialogue with Children: Essays on Theory and Practice
2010 0-7734-1430-4
“Philosophical Dialogue with Children” is a collection of essays that explores our common presuppositions about childhood and children’s thinking, and challenges adults to re-examine their notions about children’s capacity to engage in philosophical dialogue in group settings like the classroom.