What makes me, me? (with classroom discussion)
An exploration of the concept of identity using the story of the Ship of Theseus, made famous by British philosopher Thomas Hobbes.
Using the example of a ship changing over time and becoming physically different, it encourages children to consider the meaning of identity, stimulating a discussion on memory, experience and the soul. This film uses a combination of an animated parable with live action discussions with children and is adapted from Peter Worley’s 'The If Machine'.
Available since: Fri 22 Feb 2013
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1/5 This beautifully animated parable explores the concept of identity.
First broadcast: 22 Feb 2013
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