What does a 16-17 year-old mean when she/he says “philosophical”?
Posted by joespencer on January 15, 2007
Matt W. raised this issue last night. He wrote:
Ok, my lesson sucked it up again today. We got to comparing Zach and Mary and Faith and Doubt and finally I just pushed them into it and asked them what they wanted and it came down to their saying more philosophical discussion and less of anything they have already heard. I had to get them to promise to let me know if they already new what I was talking about, so we could keep it moving at a solid pace.
Any ideas? Next week I am planning on going over what Wisdom is in conjunction with Luke 2:52 and then to go through the styles of learning and the basics of epistemology and the philosophy of truth.
Am I being too literal. What do 16-17 year olds mean when they want more philosophical discussion?
I’m going to leave his quotation like that and simply invite discussion.