Simone Weil and fellow teachers. In the 1930s, Weil spent a number of years teaching philosophy to female students at lycées throughout France. Image from "An Encounter with Simone Weil," a documentary film by Julia Haslett. www.linestreet.net
Playfulness continues to be present in every instance of philosophical thinking -- we just don't always notice it. And only by playing with assumptions, no matter how dear, can philosophy push inquiry forward.