Socrates Café

Socrates Café

A Fresh Taste of Philosophy

Book - 2002
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Christopher Phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. "Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted back and forth across America, to cafés and coffee shops, senior centers, assisted-living complexes, prisons, libraries, day-care centers, elementary and high schools, and churches, forming lasting communities of inquiry" (Utne Reader). Phillips not only presents the fundamentals of philosophical thought in this "charming, Philosophy for Dummies-type guide" (USA Today); he also recalls what led him to start his itinerant program and re-creates some of the most invigorating sessions, which come to reveal sometimes surprising, often profound reflections on the meaning of love, friendship, work, growing old, and others among Life's Big Questions."How to Start Your Own Socrates Café" guide included.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2002, c2001.
ISBN: 9780393322989
Branch Call Number: 100 PHILLIPS
Characteristics: 241 pages ; 21 cm.


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Oct 06, 2016

I was prepared to give this a shot and attend a meeting, but then when I started reading the book I was dismayed at the author's close-mindedness when it comes to the "irrational" and I decided it would all be a waste of time and just talking to boneheads. The kind of thinking he promotes has gotten the planet into the situation it is in.


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