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Paradoxes: fun with logic!

The Philosophy A paradox is a very strange thing: it is an anomaly of reasoning, and, whereas good reasoning is thought to produce sound conclusions, paradoxes can challenge this assumption. With paradoxes the reasoning may appear good but the conclusion that follows absurd. The word comes from Ancient Greek: para meaning ‘distinct from...

Ages: Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3)

Subjects: Logic

Themes: Truth & Falsity, Reasoning, Paradoxes, Logic, Ancient Greek

The Hypothesis Box - thinking about science

Taken from Peter Worley's book '40 Lessons to Get Children Thinking', Bloomsbury September 2015 Equipment needed and preparation: An enclosed non-transparent box, A ball (optional - see below) Starting age: 10 years Key concept / vocabulary: Hypothesis, test, show, demonstrate, true, false, knowledge Subject lin...

Ages: Ages 14-16 (KS4), Ages 11-14 (KS3)

Subjects: Science , RE

Themes: Truth & Falsity, Reasoning, Hypothesis

The Wise Uncle

I told my Uncle as he drank his tea That our class is doing Philosophy. ‘Is that wise?’ he said, frowning down at me. ‘Wise is what philosophy’s supposed to be’ I replied, helpfully. ‘It’s dangerous’ he said, ‘actually’. I was stunned. How could this be? My uncle murmured: &lsq...

Ages: All | All

Subjects: English

Themes: Reasoning, Knowledge