conjugate with what the other is according to the experience of philosophising


  • paula ramos de oliveira Faculdade de Ciências e Letras Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)



filosofar, crianças, adultos, imagens, palavras.


It turns to be more and more challenging to place ourselves beyond our own words, which are often repeated and emptied. This text presents and thinks two new possibilities related to experiences of the Group of Studies and Researches "Philosophy for Children" (GEPFC/FCLAr/CNPq) which intends to face this challenge by “mixing up the thinking” and reading of the world. The first invents another way of reading "The Alphabet of Deleuze", dealing with words and images (drawings). The second one puts children and adults making philosophy together. “Mixing up thinking” is to look for different ways, making it possible to open ourselves to the new, to what the other is, doing exercises that permit us to conduct experiences with/of thinking, consequently widening the senses of our existence. Based on Benjamin we can see the philosophical experience consisting of three steps (moving): musical (in which it is composed), arquitectural (in which it is constructed) and textile (in which it is woven). Walking up the steps of the philosophical experience is conjugating with what the other is. A subject who philosophizes must be capable of being the other (not to be a word of power for the other), and get to know the other, be the other and be with the other (not to make the other smaller with our knowledge because this way we make us smaller as well). However, there are endless conjugations from which gestures come out as ways of saying (language). As far as it is loving, this gesture-language creates a new space between two non-coincident points and this is novelty that opens room for the philosophical experience taking us for from knowledge and power which make us smaller.

Author Biography

paula ramos de oliveira, Faculdade de Ciências e Letras Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)

Departamento Ciências da Educação

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação Escolar



How to Cite

oliveira, paula ramos de. (2016). conjugate with what the other is according to the experience of philosophising. Childhood & Philosophy, 12(25), 631–644.



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