World Philosophy Day is Thursday 19th November. That got me thinking about the idea that philosophy is about ultimate questions that anyone, anywhere in the world might ask at anytime. A common technique used in question generation is to say that a good philosophical question “Would make sense to someone who had just walked into…

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This week’s blogpost is a dialogue between teenagers about the tedium of lockdown. They discuss different approaches to comparing your situation with others, and to “positive thinking”.  The philosophical crux of the dialogue is this exchange (bold in the PDF): TIM        You’re always in charge of yourself. So, it’s up to you how you think.LUCY  …

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Whether you’re waking up to a new lockdown, or having to carry on as if there isn’t one, being marooned on a desert island like the characters in this story is unusually appealing at the moment. I’ve been using it as part of a session about punishments and rewards at p4he.org this week. There’s a philosophical question…

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