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Do you see what I see?

By Steve Hoggins This is based on an unattributed drawing from the 23 October 1892 issue of Fliegende Blätter, a German humour magazine. It was made famous by Ludwig Wittgenstein in his Philosophical Investigations For a similar session, please see: Ducks and Rabbits Resources: 2 exact copies of the duck rabbit picture. Search...

Ages: Ages 5-7 (KS1)

Subjects: Epistemology

Themes: Reality, Perception , Illusion

The 2 Square

  2                     2 2                     2 Start Question: Take a look at the 2s above. How many numbers do you think are there? Nested Questions: How many different answers can you think of? If someone said that...

Ages: All | All

Subjects: Metaphysics, Maths

Themes: Perception , Numbers, Forms

Things Are Not Always What They Seem

The Philosophy This session is designed to inspire awe and wonder at the unusualness of the world around us and to inspire the idea that things are stranger than we might at first think and to get the children thinking along the same lines as many philosophers: that the world is not as it seems. Many of the pre-Socratics thought that the worl...

Ages: Ages 7-11 (KS2), Ages 5-7 (KS1)

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Sense and reference, Perception , Perceiving, Illusion

What colour is a mirror?

Designed by Steven Campbell-Harris Starter activity: 'change places if' with a colour focus (change places if your favourite colour is.., change places if you think black is not a colour, change places if you are wearing something blue etc) Main activity: A short poem/Thoughting to read aloud (possibly with the prop of ...

Ages: Ages 16-18 (KS5), Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3), Ages 7-11 (KS2)

Subjects: Metaphysics

Themes: Perception , Perceiving, Change