Socrates Café

A Fresh Taste of Philosophy

Christopher Phillips (Author)

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"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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2002
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32298-9
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 256 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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