Sunday, 15 March 2009

Duality


Doing philosophy in the classroom this week, we looked at the brain/body question - who are you, your brain or your body? After a wide-ranging discussion, the consensus was that the "you" in your brain with all your memories, quirks, talents, etc, is really "you". So now I'm thinking - what a good tool philosophy would be to counteract the negative body image that can occur in the teenage years. Of course, first we have to get philosophy into the curriculum. I squeeze it in under "English - Talking & Listening" strand - where there's a will, there's a way!

1 comment:

martie said...

How wonderful to have such a group of young minds come to such a delightful decision! I agree with you and them. Our "you" is in the mind, and not in the tool we use to house it!