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What makes me, me?

Duration: 04:22

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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What Makes Me, Me? And Other Interesting Questions Series 1, What Makes Me, Me?

1/5 This beautifully animated parable explores the concept of identity.

First broadcast: 22 Feb 2013

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