As a kid I was fascinated by paradoxes and would daydream about them until my mind brought me back to skateboarding. In fact, I used to think solving a paradox was the primary job of a philosopher. Now that I'm older and I have kids, I sometimes like to tease them with variations … [Read more...] about Can Kids Escape the Ship of Theseus Paradox
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A couple years ago I was walking down the driveway with my 5 year old daughter to get the mail. As we walked she looked down and noticed 4 or 5 brightly colored Skittles in one of the concrete joints. She stopped and stared down for a minute and then looked up at me. I knew … [Read more...] about What Can Plato’s Ring Tell Kids About Morality?
We all make claims. "This drink is too hot." "The mail is late." "Die Hard is the best Christmas movie ever." Or "the best way to good health is a bowl of Captain Crunch every morning." These are just some of the claims I have made in the past 2 weeks. But how good were my … [Read more...] about How Kids Can Give Strong Reasons For A Claim
When I was about 9, the kids on our street had this intense rivalry with kids a few streets away. In the beginning I wasn't sure how it started but knew it was definitely fueled by our perceived differences. They wore Raiders gear and we wore 49ers. We rode skateboards and they … [Read more...] about 3 Things Your Kids Need to Know About Tribalism