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La Philo aux enfants : Favoriser le développement d'un esprit critique chez les enfants. A propos du projet Éditer Depuis le début de l'année scolaires 2012, les enfants de la classe de CM2 (dernière année primaire) de l'école du Petit Paris de Brest (quartier Saint Marc) ont la chance d'avoir des cours de philosophie dans leur classe ! Pourquoi ? Tout au long de l'année, les phrases prononcées par les enfants sont glanées, collectées et conservées précieusement .. pour en faire une pièce de théâtre ! Ce projet s'inscrit dans une démarche plus globale portée notamment par la Mairie dur quartier Saint Marc à Brest : "cultivons notre quartier". En quoi ce projet est-il singulier et créatif ? La philosophie, ce n'est pas un sujet facile à aborder avec les parents, les enseignants.. Quelle est la plus-value sociale du projet ? Ce projet a un impact social très positif à trois niveaux : - Pour les élèves : ils peuvent aujourd'hui débattre d'un sujet de société tout comme d'un choix interne à leur classe. Quel est le potentiel de déploiement de cette initiative ?

The Last Days of Socrates Portal:Philosophy Candide, ou l'Optimisme (kon-DEED, French: [kɑ̃did]( listen)) is a French satire written by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment, first published in 1759. The novella has been widely translated, with English versions titled Candide: or, All for the Best (1759); Candide: or, The Optimist (1762); and Candide: Optimism (1947). It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenicparadise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism by his mentor, Professor Pangloss. The work describes the abrupt cessation of this lifestyle, followed by Candide's slow and painful disillusionment as he witnesses and experiences great hardships in the world. Voltaire concludes Candide with, if not rejecting Leibnizian optimism outright, advocating a deeply practical precept, "we must cultivate our garden", in lieu of the Leibnizian mantra of Pangloss, "all is for the best" in the "best of all possible worlds".

Philosophy everywhere everywhen Glossary of philosophy A glossary of philosophy. A[edit] the position that in a particular domain of thought, all statements in that domain are either absolutely true or absolutely false: none is true for some cultures or eras while false for other cultures or eras. Enlightened absolutisma form of governing by rulers who were influenced by the Enlightenment (18th-century and early 19th-century Europe).Moral absolutismthe position that there are absolute standards against which moral questions can be judged, and that certain actions are right or wrong, regardless of the context of the act.Political absolutisma political theory that argues that one person should hold all power. Absurdism philosophy stating that the efforts of man to find meaning in the universe will ultimately fail because no such meaning exists (at least in relation to man). Accidentalism Acosmism Aestheticism another name for the Aesthetic movement, a loosely defined movement in art and literature in later 19th century Britain. Agnosticism Altruism

PHILOWEB | Web and Philosophy scientific events Philosophical Quotes, Thought-Provoking Sayings Related Quotes Hmmm Philosophy Truth Wise Words We are more often treacherous through weakness than through calculation. ~François VI de la Rochefoucault A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. ~Lee Segall Begin at the beginning... and go on till you come to the end: then stop. Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Only that in you which is me can hear what I'm saying. I am a part of all that I have met. There's more to the truth than just the facts. The obscure we see eventually. Even a clock that does not work is right twice a day. Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth. If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky? We are all but recent leaves on the same old tree of life and if this life has adapted itself to new functions and conditions, it uses the same old basic principles over and over again. You are the sky.

Introduction to Philosophy through Science Fiction, a Free Online Textbook Assembled Philosophers EpistemeLinks: Philosophy Resources on the Internet The Largest-Ever Survey of Philosophers: What Do They Believe? Last year, David Bourget and David Chalmers conducted an exercise in the sociology of philosophy, the largest survey of philosophers ever (3000+ respondents): the PhilPapers Surveys. Now that new results have been released, let’s look back at the findings. First, it’s worth noting, as the editors do, that (1) the survey focuses mostly on Anglophone analytic philosophers, and (2) answer choices were often too brief for respondents to know how to answer, and that (3) though the response rate of 47% was pretty good, there is inevitably some selection bias, probably toward younger analytic philosophers. Basic results The results for some of the questions of wide interest include… (note that ‘other’ includes answers like ‘I don’t know’) Ethics: realism or anti-realism? Ethics: deontology, consequentialism, or virtue ethics? Abstract objects: Platonism or nominalism? External world: idealism, skepticism, or non-skeptical realism? Free will: compatibilism, libertarianism, or no free will?

Philosophy Mission: Develop thrivable agents and a flourishing network to co-create a more thrivable world. We work with a 5 point model, considering the individual, their environment (at many scales), the social interactions involved, the feedback and metrics to enable adjustment of the course, and the conditions for creativity. Thrivable Elements Creative Through exploring cycles and process, future pacing, active listening, and individual vs. group dynamics, Thrivable seeks to uncover what factors promote creativity and emergence. What is stimulating people to be playful? Collaborative Network theory, collective intelligence, Appreciative Inquiry™, agreements, social media, community formation, and social science are important factors in understanding the interplay between peers, groups, and larger networks. What allows and encourages people to interact? Physical Our situatedness impacts our ability to create, evolve, and collaborate. What is the difference between a rival, non-rival, and ally?

A Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: Major Schools of Thought in Minimalist Geometric Graphics by Maria Popova A charming exercise in metaphorical thinking and symbolic representation. Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Perhaps this is what Catalan-born, London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras implicitly intended in chiseling away the proverbial philosopher’s stone to sculpt its minimalist essence. Many moons ago, I discovered with great delight Carreras’s series of geometric graphics explaining major movements in philosophy and now, with the help of Kickstarter, the project has come to new life in book form. Skepticism True knowledge or certainty in a particular area is impossible. Carreras writes: The visuals [are] open to different interpretations, allowing the reader to draw their path to connect the idea behind each theory with its form. Relativism Absolutism An absolute truth is always correct under any condition. Stoicism Positivism Empiricism Humanism Holism Authoritarianism Solipsism