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Thinking: The Journal of Philosophy for Children

Volume 20, Issue 3/4, 2014

Maria Figueiroa-Rego
Pages 66-71
DOI: 10.5840/thinking2014203/49

Building on Lipman’s Legacy
The Creation of a Portuguese P4C Curriculum

To what extent can Lipman’s P4C materials be universally applied? The Portuguese Curriculum on Philosophy with Children and Youth is designed as an answer to this question. A number of difficulties arise in translating these IAPC materials. In linguistic terms – and generally speaking – it is may be an easy, simple task to translate from one language to another, but how is it possible to translate cultural contexts? Ordinary practices within a given culture may be seen as odd or even absurd to another. In such cases, the text remains distant to the reader hindering his/her empathy with the characters in the story.