How the comparison between men and animals makes us philosophize

Children will seat in a circle, a place will be reserved in it for the practitioner, with a board.
If possible every participant (who can be an adult as well) has a sheet of paper and a pen.

Let’s observe human qualities through various comparisons with animals : first it will be a pretext to work on listening of each other, on understanding of each other, on self-discipline in communication.
And second, but not the least, it will oblige us to be careful, clear, simple and to deepen our thinking. This will demand to put some distance between us and the object of our observation so as to make judgments as true as possible and to make them concrete by formulating them.
So in a collective form of work, based on delivering questions and giving them answers, we will experiment autonomy, the implications of intersubjectivity, elaborated cooperation and enjoy to think.
And why not learning something about animals… or about humans!

QUESTION : WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE ANIMAL HERE ?

Quick like …
Clever like …
Courageous like …
Tall like …
Beautiful like …
Mean like …
Stupid like …
Gentle like …
Cunning like …
Solitary like…
Strong like…
Fearful like…
Ugly like…
Generous like…
Serious like…
Faithful like…
Cowardly like…

The work consists of first choosing an animal, relating to a quality. Then it is demanded to explain the reason of this choice.
So, on the basis of a volonteer proposal, which will be written on the board, we will analyze a given argument and its coherence. Afterwards, as it is linked to animals, and men at the same time, it will be interesting to observe the ambiguity of the qualifier, because of a moral connotation for example, or the absurdity of the choice, etc.
Some problems are supposed to emerge of this collective work, about our connection to the world of animals, or our relation to our own thinking…

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