Bearistotle wreaks havoc on Symposium

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Since we haven’t too much news at this moment to fill our new web page, we’ll take this opportunity to explore two terms. First is zoon politikon, and second, if we dare to interpret above posted comic, argumentum ad baculum.

In his book, the Politics, Aristotle brings together empirical investigation of existing states and a theory of the possible structure of civil society. For Aristotle, the basic unit of the polis is the family or household, not only because it is the locus for procreation and thus continuity, but also because, in Aristotle’s world, the household was the primary location for the production of goods. Families are located in a complex web of social relationships, or “friendships” (philiai), which jointly form the community (koinonia) in which the family is located. For Aristotle, the human being is a zoon politikon, animal whose nature it is to live in a polis; human language has as its primary function making possible the social interactions that form the community and state.

Secondly, argumentum ad baculum translated from Latin would mean "appeal to the stick". It’s a logical fallacy one commits when appealing to force (or threat of force) to bring about the acceptance of an idea or conclusion. For instance. Random poor Greek: “But Bearistotle, I don’t think that’s a valid conclusion!” Bearistotle: “I’ll throw a Doric column at your head.” "Random poor Greek: “Ah yes, I see your point now.”

LITTLE Online course for teachers

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The LITTLE Project is being led by the Educate Together National Office in Ireland in partnership with three European partners; the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia; Educational provider Petit Philosophy in Croatia, and the Italian based Education Research organisation, STePs srl.

The project builds upon previous European projects (ETHIKA and Ethos) that focused on supporting the delivery of Ethical Education in primary and pre-primary schools through the development of teaching resources. The LITTLE Project is less about teaching resources and more about building teachers confidence and capacity in relevant pedagogies and methodologies.

The LITTLE Online course for teachers in methodologies related to Ethical Education was launched in November 2017 comprising of six modules, and has been developed by all the LITTLE project partners. 
The course is available in four languages (Croatian, Slovenian, Italian and English). Modules can be acesed directly, by clicking here, our you can find them in our repository.

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New web page sees the light of day

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You know that saying “New Year - new me”? Well, although it is true that it’s almost the end of the February, we’ll use a festive excuse of last week’s Chinese New Year to announce our completely new and utterly amazing and cool web page! Our old domain on WordPress met the same fate as Carthage (c. 146 BC). It' was sacked, destroyed, and sowed with salt! But fear not lovers of the ancient, because all the information that we had on the old page can easily be found in our new format. You can explore our impact, read about our team, active and passive projects… Most importantly you can explore our educational materials, tools and courses that were developed as Open Educational Resources which means that you can download and use them freely. In addition, we’re preparing some publications as well as merchandise so stay tuned, because if you don’t have a hoodie on Immanuel Kant, how’s everyone going to know that you’re into philosophy? Anyway, without further ado, feel free to explore our new web page, we wish you a happy Chinese New Year and remember, as Socrates said, “An unexamined web page is not worth clicking.”