Delphi loves to ask questions - she has grown up in ancient Athens after all, at the time of the first great philosophers.  However, when her friend Plato brings news that the legendary philosopher Socrates has been arrested, Delphi starts to realise that some questions are even bigger, and more dangerous, than she realised...

Join Delphi on a journey to learn what it takes to be a real philosopher - and it definitely isn't invisibility rings, magic potions, wishes from drunken gods or even having a pet unicorn (though a tortoise can be useful). 

 

With your help, Delphi will try and work it all out to save the only man in Athens who might really know the answers.

Explore the Story!

Delphi the Philosopher is a story written to introduce primary age children to philosophy.

 

Each chapter, as well as telling Delphi's story, asks big questions that help to develop children's listening, questioning, reasoning and explaining skills.

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Delphi

Prologue

Big Questions

Chapter 2

The Golden Mean

Chapter 4

The Perfect Bedroom

Chapter 6

Miletus

Chapter 8

Hemlock

Chapter 10

The Trial of Socrates

Chapter 1

The Ring

Chapter 3

The Wish

Chapter 5

Zeus

Chapter 7

The Escape

Chapter 9

Delphi the Philosopher has been created to be an ideal introduction to philosophy for children. 

 

During the story, children will develop their listening, questioning, reasoning and explaining skills, including learning to:

 

  • Give their opinion about philosophical questions

  • Use ‘because’ to justify their ideas

  • Ask philosophical questions

  • Use ‘if’ to give examples of their ideas

  • Identify the consequences of an idea

  • Use logic to adapt and improve an idea

  • Identify when a question has multiple possible answers

  • Discuss abstract ideas

  • Evaluate philosophical arguments

  • Speak persuasively to present an idea

  • Analyse philosophical arguments and give their response

Read our lesson blogs to see the lessons in action!

 

As we teach the lessons this year, we are blogging about our experiences, along with quotes, pictures and videos!  Find out more about the lessons by seeing what we get up to!

 

 
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All images © Rosie Coulson

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