The Dead Philosopher's Cafe:

An Exchange of Letters for Children and Adults

Nora K.and Vittoro Hösle, University of Notre Dame Press

When 11-year-old Nora K. wanted to know how Plato’s theory of ideas related to dinsaours—they were, after all, extinct, so does the idea of a dinosaur still exist?—she wrote to philosophy professor Hösle, who was then teaching in Germany. From that beginning, Hösle created a fantasy cafe where “Dead but Ever Young Philosophers” discuss the young Nora’s philosophical questions.

This is the first English translation of the popular book that was originally written in German. Hösle is the Notre Dame professor of German/Russian languages and literature and concurrent professor of philosophy.