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2015, Sun, May 31

Philosophy in the Garden

With Alexander Scheidt

A gorilla in the garden | Photo: www.pixabay.com, CC0 Public Domain

A gorilla in the garden | Photo: www.pixabay.com, CC0 Public Domain

What do apes and humans have in common? What’s different about them? If apes have feelings and can think, is it right to lock them up in zoo cages? If so, why? If not, why do people do it anyway? What if apes lived like humans and humans lived like apes? The relationship between humans and apes brings up a lot of philosophical questions.

The Philosophy in the Garden workshop invites you to think and investigate further. Together with the philosopher Alexander Scheidt, youngsters will devise their own answers to the questions that the Ape Culture exhibition poses.