Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy
"A bracing, rollicking read about the spark that ignites when people start asking meaningful questions." —O Magazine
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bikiechic - LibraryThing
Excellent read! Lots to think about, it even motivated me to find out if a 'Socrates Cafe' existed in Melbourne that I could join. I'm happy to say that I found one, and have been philosophising on a ... Read full review
SOCRATES CAFÉ: Tales of the Examined LifeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A rather juvenile jeremiad against the shallowness of contemporary life.Journalist Phillips wants us to think and question more. He wants modern society to be one giant Athenian agora, with people ... Read full review
Where Was I When I Needed Me?
Whats Love Got to Do with it?
WHATS IT ALL ABOUT?
Remembrance oh Philosophizing Past
The Philosophic Spirit
Know Thyself at Thine Own Risk
Out of This World
A Gathering Place
It Takes a Community
The Quest for Honesty
No Place Like Home
Brother Can You Spare a Cell?
A Wise Place
WHO DO YOU NEED?
And the Children Shall Lead Me
Younger Folks and Older Folks
Inquiring Minds Want to Know
WHY ASK WHY?
The Socratic Sensibility
Glossary of Philosophers