Monday, May 12, 2008

Why are we here?


At the end of our philosophy sessions together this year, I asked the 5th grade students with whom I'd been working what questions they'd like to keep talking about. I loved their questions. Here are some of them:

Why are we here?
Why am I me?
Why do we have philosophy?
What is art?
How do we know life isn't just a dream?
What are emotions?
How do we know we have minds?
Why do we ask questions?
What is the imagination? Is the imagination memory?
What started everything? What is the beginning?
What is time?
How do we know other people see what we see and hear what we hear?

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