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31 Oct

Philosopher For A Day!

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paraweb 2 days ago, on October Friday the 28th We, as Friends Chile Project traveled to Concepción to the IV Seminar “Philosopher for a Day” 2016. Our adventure started early in the morning 7 AM at the Alberto Hurtado School's front, where the bus was waiting for us. Once all were inside, we set off.

We arrived to Concepción around 12, noon. Then we met PhD David Solis, Professor of Philosophy at the University. He led us to an art exhibition of Mapuche Culture's handcrafts.

Later, we were invited to lunch at the Casino. Close to 2 pm we attend a reflexive reading session about some excerpts of “The Little Prince”.  Then we were discussing about several topics that we marked as important like: authority, humankind, Respect, abortion, vicious circles, among others. This activity finished with the creation of our own “Perfect planet” which reflected the values we thought important to be materialized.

Then we went to the Medical School of the University and at the Theatre we watched a play called “Muero, luego existo” (I die, therefore I am). The plot was a man that was available to sell his own blood, his organs and tragycally his own life, in search of a better life for his wife and children.

Once the play finished we returned to the classroom where we had the first activity, but now we had to do a different task: to organize hierarchically different moral values. We then were split in groups of 4-6 people and in 40 sec., we had to place in order five concepts in a pyramid. As a recognition to our efforts and participation everyone received a diploma!

At the end of the day, we went to the 7th floor of the new and beautiful institutional building located in San Andres Campus of the UCSC to enjoy the view and appreciate from above Concepción City: It looks really huge!

Also I had the chance to interact and share with different people and age ranges from children of 6-8th grade to graduates in Philosophy!


So, what I have learned?

-         -  I have learned that children can have great, brilliant and mature answers to difficult questions.

-         -  It is good to question constantly, everthing!

-         -  To organize values is a great work, and my perspective about them is equally valid to other person.

-          - It is important to understand and respect the power of dialogue.

-          - Different perspectives build the world we see, we hear, we touch, we share.

-          - It is important to question ourselves  what is he or she feeling? Why I would do in his/her place?


In conclussion: BE A PHILOSOPHER 24/7! 

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