Misnomer

Pieter explores Misnomers and whether things (plants, animals etc.) have real names. 

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 23rd March 2020 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy at Home

Thinking under different hats

For Pieter Mostert talks about having a conversation about hats, and maybe with hats if you are feeling creative!

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 22nd March 2020 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy at Home

Can we go, please!

Many conversations at home are about a beginning: What time do we go to grandpa? Am I excused? I want to celebrate my birthday next weekend. What happened to my new socks?

Have a conversation at home with 'beginnings'.

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 21st March 2020 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy at Home

Tags: philosophical conversations, beginning

WITTGENSTEIN AND THE LION

Try this! Philosophers love what they call ‘thought experiments’. They imagine some unlikely situation and then explore how it would be to be in such a situation. This one is about a (very famous) philosopher sitting together with a (very pensive) lion for a chat, without any fear of being mauled.

by Pieter Mostert

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 20th March 2020 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy at Home

Tags: Wittgenstein, home, Pieter Mostert, lion, translation

Philosophy Comes Home...

Pieter Mostert gives us some ways to do philosophy at home

"And then it happened one day: philosophy came home! The schools emptied and returned to silence. So it got quite busy at home: Mom and Dad and the kids and the dogs and the deliveries and … a lot of time and … a program? Not really."

 

Posted by Steve Hoggins on 19th March 2020 at 12:00am


Category: Philosophy at Home

Tags: philosophical conversations, home, Pieter Mostert