Soul, Mind and Body: Philosophical Language and Thought

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Quote (found on PowerPoint): pairs/ groups discuss what does Aquinas mean?

Discussion questions (found on PowerPoint): pairs/ small groups explore ideas surrounding what makes a human being.Plato.PNG

Bubble: everything I can remember about Plato (focus on key words too)

Work through PowerPoint (up to slide 12), discussing ideas and potential issues as going along (e.g. do all the characteristics of the soul actually work?)

Alien Landing: Sheet with collection of images (images used on PowerPoint) students need to use images to explain to partner (as if they were an alien) what they mean. Take it in turns.

Students summarise ideas on sheet.

One minute (in pairs) tell your partner everything you can remember about Plato’s ideas, switch, other partner on Aristotle.


Same activity, same pairs, same philosopher but this time one minute on why their argument works/is convincing.

PowerPoint (slides 12-21) Discuss ideas, quotes and potential evaluation

A3 sheet with boxes linking different critics to specific thinkers – transferring information learnt into another format.

Fill out glossaries: key words/ names

Example of: Philosopher Soul Speed Dating


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3 thoughts on “Soul, Mind and Body: Philosophical Language and Thought

  1. Anonymous

    would it be a good enough example to talk about phantom limb when evaluating Descartes, in relation to the body being divisible and the mind not being affected, when in fact the mind is affected?

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