Thursday, April 20, 2017

Phafocity

One of the graduate students who led a discussion section for last semester's New School history course was part of a team of philosophy students who met with children recently at the Brookly Public Library. A writer for The New Yorker listened in:

Lemelin attempted to move the discussion forward conceptually. “Do you think I’m the same as I was when I was your age?” he asked. 
“You didn’t do phafosity—whatever it’s called—when you were younger,” a boy said. 
“When you were younger, you didn’t like mushrooms, and now you do,” someone offered. 
“Does liking mushrooms make me who I am?” Lemelin asked. “What makes me me?” 
“Look it up,” one boy replied.

You can find the article here. (Reminds me of that time when....)

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