Skyping with a philosopher

Last week the 6th grade class had the exciting opportunity to Skype with a real philosopher! Dr. Aaron Simmons, a professor at Furman University (Ms. Mitchell’s alma mater) very graciously agreed to answer our questions about happiness, which has been one of the major themes in our study of The Odyssey.

Our questions included:

  • What is your definition of happiness?
  • What is the key to true happiness?
  • How do philosophers come up with answers?
  • Can a philosophical question be right or wrong?

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