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Who am I? Why am I here? Why children should be taught philosophy (beyond better test scores)

In a recent TED talk titled No Philosophy, No Humanity, author Roger Sutcliffe asked the audience whether a flagpole was a place.

Around half the audience said yes, the other said no.

  •  Ben Kilby
  • The Conversation

He went on to describe the response a nine-year-old gave him to that question: to me a flagpole is not a place, but to an ant it is. This creative perspective shows what children can do when …

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