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161. Questions: Philosophy for Young People: Volume > 8
Dennis Weiss Are You a Machine?: The Brain, the Mind, and What It Means to Be Human
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Review of Sternberg’s Are Yout a Machine? an introduction to philosophy of mind which was begin as a high school project.
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Alison Reiheld, Rory Kraft Brain in the Vat
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A summary and brief discussion of the pedagogical usefulness of Hilary Putnam’s classic thought experiment from Reason, Truth, and History.
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Aimee Phenicie Spiderman is Art
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Partial transcript and possible lesson plan for a discussion of what counts as art for a group of elementary school students.
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Wendy C. Turgeon The Secret of the Boat
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Review of two children’s books by McKinley, both aimed at younger (Kindergarten – Third Grade) readers.
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Kids Philosopy Slam
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Essays, drawings, and poems by children Kindergarten through eighth grade. This year's slam topic is "Greed or giving: which has a greater impact on society?"
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Mark Balawender A Day in Philosophy for Kids at Chippewa Middle School
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Balawendar’s documentation of students’ reactions to deep philosophical questions held in an education setting. The facilitator (noting emotional responses to the course) delegated a recorder in this open discussion to worst-case scenarios and related them to Philosophy.
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Danielle Orchant Philosophy and Society
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An analysis as to why students do and do not like Philosophy based on modern societal issues in education. The author also reflects on the essential factor of world involvement in the study and practices of Philosophy.
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Ioana Grasu Woes of a Philosopher
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John Fantuzzo Ceci Ann’s Day of Why and The Philosophers Club
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Sara Honickman To Clone or not to Clone?
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A conversation within two valued adults on whether cloning is ethical or unethical in society as well as pursuing individuality, death/dying, and the meaning of life.
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Finalists, 2009 Kids Philosophy Slam, High School
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Winning Philosophy Slam essays answering the question "Greed or giving: which has a greater impact on society?" by winner Bert Geng, 2nd place finalist Mallory Thelen, and 3rd place finalist Si Heon Ji.
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Announcement: Kids Philosophy Slam Competition
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Carolyn Kabelitz Ageless Questions
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A metaphysical discussion on Meaning to high school students focused on what makes them who they are today and how to develop into their futures.
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Stephanie Costa Adventures with the Wonderful Mr. Potato Head
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Costa uses a symbolic metaphor to 8-10 year-olds with ‘Mr. Potato Head’ to show the value of meaning and how to be unique and true to oneself (metaphysics).
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Editorial Board
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Joe Komenda Take My Arms, But Not My Head
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Metaphysics conducted from an intern at a high school, and one student’s theory of the core of the philosophical mind, “the head”.
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Stephen Miller Truth and Why It Matters: A Warm-up Exercise
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Salvatore La Marca What Do We Mean By "Knowledge"?: Excerpts
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Editor's Note