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

Can a Rabbit be a Scientist?

Pieter Mostert reflects on his philosophy class of 8 and 9 year olds grappling with the ideas in philosophy and science. 

Posted by Emma Worley on 12th November 2019 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy

Tags: philosophy for children, Science, Wittgenstein