There are 40 of them + some on the Why? page. Each is followed by an Analysis section and 2 suggestions for Possible discussions. They form a good introduction to philosophy for all ages.
You will find wild ideas there if you are a student in philosophy or theory of knowledge, if you teach an introduction to philosophy at any level, if you are part of a philo-café or if, quite simply, you are curious about the world of thoughts.
The other dialogues between the eagles and the child are on the Why? page. They form a separate set but they also allow discussions.
To read what the owl says, it’s on the Aphorisms page. She only speaks at night and only to her companion; each of her aphorisms are complex enough to allow multiple interpretations.
Map of the domain
The 14 speakers of the existential dialogues + the owl, the eagles and the child
Around the ponds:
- Baruch the heron (often on the shores of the small pond).
- Irinas the dead leaves (on the medium pond).
- Emmanuelles the turtles (often on the shore of the medium pond).
- Davina the goose (often on the big pond).
Somewhere else in the domain:
- Luce the squirrel (everywhere).
- Socrates the stick (everywhere).
- Gottfried the bird (often next to the ponds).
- Simones the green berries (on the heights)
- Emilies the blue berries (on the heights, then at Socrates’).
- Peter the hawk (often next to the rest of the world).
- Friedrich the owl (everywhere, but she never participated in any dialogues; she only speaks with aphorisms)
In the outer reaches:
- Aurelius the angel (when he is sleeping).
- Jacques Adam and René Georg the eagles (sometimes)
- Bertie the child (when the eagles are there).
Beyond the outer reaches:
- Niccolò the snake.
- Charmide and Mickael the deer.
You’ll have 3 choices to read these existential dialogues once they are all published:
- read them in chronological order to follow the story from the beginning. Start by Existential Dialogue 1 then follow the arrows.
- read them randomly as each dialogue stands by itself (see List of dialogues once you have opened a dialogue).
- read them by choosing the characters talking, or the themes discussed (see below).