What are good "philosophical" questions to ask to a class of eleven to thirteen year old kids?
My little brother is interested in philosophy and asked me to come up with some questions that he and his class could discuss.
I've already got a bunch, but was wondering what other people would come up with.
I'm not really concerned that the questions would be to complicated for kids to handle. From what I've experienced they're usually able to understand these things. They're just not going to go that deep with their answers, but...
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Is Anonymous the best writer of all time?
oops I accidentally Cormac McCarthy xD
Has Jung written anything worth reading?
Do you use a Kindle? What do you think about them?
Can i pirate books for it?
I dont live in city limits and therefore cant get a library card
I think i want one for christmas but i know almost nothing about them. I *do* know im tired of reading books on the computer screen.
Im new here. I searched the catalog before i posted and there wasnt a kindle thread.
I just finished God Emperor of Dune and want to finish the last two books but my eyes are sore as hell from reading on the goddamn computer screen. I assume kindle reduces eye strain. And if i can pirate books ill probably get one
pic unrelated: its Michael Obamas balls slapping the front of his pants when he was dancing on Ellen
Why is he so likeable?
Does anyone on /lit/ find interest in autobiographies and memoirs?
I don't mean coffee table, flavour-of-the-month doorstoppers written by somebody on the chatshow circuit, but actually influential autobiographies/memoirs like Malcolm X's, Kurosawa's, Miles Davis', Michael Palin, etc?
I've always had a fascination for great ones but it seems they don't get that much mentioning around here. What does /lit/ think? Have you read any autobiography/memoir that you wished gained more attention/appreciation?
Pic related. I'm reading it at the moment, I never realised how tragic growing up was for him. He was immensely wise.
I read Charlie Mingus' Beneath The Underdog which was frustrating, distasteful, yet revealing, personal and pretty amusing too. It felt very much like James Joyce if he shot up a whole bunch. I especially liked how Mingus wrote it from the perspective of his consciousness rather than himself, and his discussions with his therapist were pretty interesting too.
Would recommend it if you're open to a lot of sex. I was a little disappointed that he didn't elaborate more on his music or creative process, but overall it's an unusual memoir.
I've just started this and I'm enjoying it. It's pretty interesting to see how he, Stein and others reacted to other writers works. Paints a nice picture of Paris too.
why does nobody share my interest in ten hour holocaust documentaries, /lit/?
Remember, you must phrase your answer like a question.
I bet you guys anything, If Harry Potter would have been written in this day and age, it would be labelled as fat shaming.
Back in the 90's it was still acceptable to poke fun at peoples weight, without: muh cunditions, muh feelings.
What do you think?
What are some passages or literary devices that show the theme of 'the meaning of life' in ''Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead''.
Why does my writing keep on switching between tenses, no matter which one I write in out of Past and Present. No matter what I always slip up. Am I retarded?
Rate my shelf senpai
>caring about how your shelf looks
>block the path of your books so everyone realizes you only have them as an affectation
here's some boards you would be more welcome at:
Any other Kantians here?
If matter is all there is then there is no truth, because truth does not have a material shape.
If truth is eternal and we can know it, then there must be a part of us that is like eternal, because like receives like.
There is. It's not eternal, but it's eternal-like.
The reason why you don't see anybody claiming this, no matter how much their metaphysics point to it, is because it's a claim about human physiology. It's a claim for potentials that would unquestionably be labelled as paranormal in the current time. Technology can't measure it yet, so trying to push the idea is pointless.
What are novels with obsessive, anxious and emotionally unstable protagonists?