The Sand Tray (Thinkers) by Don Rowe, Tim Archibold

By Don Rowe, Tim Archibold

One within the "Thinkers" sequence for Key degree 1 young ones, this name has been written to motivate little ones to determine advanced yet wide-spread events from a couple of viewpoints. The tales comprise thought-provoking real-life occasions and questions to be used either via mom and dad in addition to academics.

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For them, as for Stanley Cavell, ‘scepticism, in particular about other minds, is a kind of tragedy’ and ‘tragedy is . . 133 But to understand such concerns about scepticism, we must, at least, recognize the desire for things to be otherwise. This leads to the question of other minds, particularly the minds of the authors. THE SEARCH FOR THE AUTHOR miranda O, wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, That has such people in’t! prospero ’Tis new to thee.

The father–daughter wrangle touches on the diYculties of conceiving another’s point of view. It shows how hard it is to recognize that someone else is not just a carbon copy of ourselves. It is hard to let go, and Prospero hangs upon his daughter’s words as she steps forward in a world of her own, for he has lost much already. 134 Miranda’s speech shows her to be her father’s daughter still, 132 ‘Introduction’ to W. H. Auden, The Sea and the Mirror: A Commentary on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, ed.

But such an entry suggests that she too seemed conscious of the ways in which knowledgebased theories of sympathy might have their limits. For her, ‘double consciousness’ could exist, not simply as a medical condition, or an enlarged mental capacity, but as a sense that there might be a larger understanding, beyond her own vision. It is a distinction that G. H. Lewes noted in relation to ‘The Lifted Veil’ itself; that there is a diVerence between ‘the one-sided knowing of . . 55 Nussbaum does Wnd the eudaimonistic cast of her argument somewhat problematic, especially when it comes to discussing the idea of sympathy.

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