We’re teaching our sons about philosophy.
We’re discussing logic, metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics. We’re covering philosophical methods of inquiry, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind. We’re asking our sons to consider “if there is something that it is like to be a particular thing”.
We’re on a boat trip up a Norwegian fjord and our sons are gathered on deck to listen to our lecture series. The spectacular mountains slide by as we talk about the sublime. The steel deck is wet from the recent rain.
Our sons are doing their best to feign interest, we have to give them that. They’re disappointed that there are no whales or polar bears to look at.
We’re trying to remember which famous philosopher lived in a hut up a Norwegian fjord.
By Owen Booth.