All of the great philosophers of history are gathered at one dinner party, and expound their ideas with reference to a spoon. This first part deals with Socrates and the Pre-Socratics. It's my attempt at 'Sophie's World', only far, far sillier.
Could someone pass me the salad spoon please?
MAN ON THE STREET
What is a spoon?
That is just an example of a spoon, but what is it to be a spoon in general?
THALES OF MILETUS
Like all things, it's something made of water!
ANAXIMENES OF MILETUS
No! Like all things, it's something made of air!
FIRE! IT'S MADE OF FIRE! HA HA HAAA!
HERACLITUS OF EPHESUS
Actually, it's made up of lots of tiny things called atoms.
AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HAA!
I don't really know what a spoon is. It's all relative, I guess.
This is all very interesting, but I don't suppose someone could pass me the spoon any time soon?