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Are You Smarter than a French Teenager?

18 June 2009

3:32 PM

18 June 2009

3:32 PM

The Bac began today with, as is traditional, the philosophy paper. Via Charles Bremner and Art Goldhammer, here are some of the essay questions our French friends had to answer:

For the Literature Stream:


1) Does objectivity in history suppose impartiality in the historian? 2) Does language betray thought ?

For the Science Stream:

1) Is it absurd to desire the impossible? 2) Are there questions which no science can answer?

Well, is it absurd to desire the impossible? Have at it, Spectator readers…


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