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Socrates Cafe @ DU - Each Saturday.... Socrates Cafe @ University of Denver Anderson Learning Commons 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. More and optional RSVP at­rates-Cafe-Society Questions? Call John Wren at ( John W. Oct 9, 2015 8:51 PM
September 10 - Philosophizing means asking: ”Why are there beings at all – instead of nothing”? Actually asking this means venturing to exhaust, to question thoroughly, the inexhaustible wealth of this question, by unveiling what it demands that we question. John H. Sep 9, 2015 7:38 PM
John Hart @ DU - Our John Hart will be chairing Socrates Cafe at the University of Denver this week (Saturday, Sept 5), for details including a map of the DU campus and parking suggestions see http://www.m John W. Sep 5, 2015 12:33 AM
September 3rd Meeting - Curiosity – that desire to know – has an uncertain status. Is it a virtue, one which distinguishes us from the animals, as Hobbes has it, (we know animals have curiosity) leading to the “continual and indefatigable generation of knowledge”? O John H. Aug 31, 2015 7:17 PM
Happenings at the Cafe - Over the course of the past several months we have been surveying the more prominent philosophers with discussion of some aspect of their thought. The past couple of weeks have ventured into philosophy of science and some of the latest edges of quantum John H. Aug 24, 2015 12:23 AM
Reading for Ausgust 6th Meetup -­1/110831/pdf/477023a.pdf consc.n John H. Aug 3, 2015 6:15 PM
Reading for July 23 -­459/Introductory_chapter_histo­ry_main_tenets_and_core_concep­ts_of_dialogical_self_theory John H. Jul 21, 2015 4:12 PM
7 May Meeting Think Text - I am sending out a last "think text".  In the future the members present at a meeting will propose topics for the next meeting which I will then send out. "We in the West (read USA) live in peaceful and well-to-do societies, and yet they conta John H. May 5, 2015 4:46 PM
23 April Think Text - At this meeting I invite you to reflect on the themes of the past "think texts".  Philosophy has no meaning if it isn't "personal", if it is not food for your curiosity.  Plato asserts the human imperative to "live a life focused with continuous exam John H. Apr 23, 2015 3:18 PM
16 April Meetup Think Text -   http://opinionator.blogs.nytim­­eturns-to-the-real-world/?smid­=fb-nytopinion&smtyp=cur John H. Apr 14, 2015 4:39 PM
9 April Meeting Think Text - In tragedies of classical Greek theater, the hero does not know that his actions will lead to disastrous consequences. It is man’s miscalculation of reality that brings about the tragedy. The purpose of Greek theater was to ask questions about the John H. Apr 8, 2015 5:20 PM
2 April Socrates Cafe: think text - Everything is placed in relation to questioning . In order for such an attempt to become an actual impetus, the wonder of questioning must be experienced in carrying it out and must be made effective as an aw John H. Apr 1, 2015 7:07 PM
26 March Meetup - "think text" - Why are there beings at all instead of nothing? That is the question. Presumably it is no arbitrary question. “Why are there beings at all instead of nothing?” - this is obviously the first of all questions. Of course, it is not the first que John H. Mar 25, 2015 11:33 PM
19 March Socrates Cafe - Last week was a great turnout.  We quite filled the room.  Hope to see even more at this next meeting. I am sending the "think text": Words move, music moves Only in time: but that which is only living Can only die. Words, after speech, reac John H. Mar 17, 2015 5:42 PM
12 March Meeting - I did not receive a copy of an email I sent earlier this afternoon, so I am resending it as it is the "think text" for the meeting. "There Is So Much More" When I heard the news, my heart fell on the floor. John H. Mar 11, 2015 6:00 PM
New Membership Requirements - Meetup as an organization is changing it's fee structure.  It will assess a group's Meetup fee according to the number of listed members.  Therefore, it will be necessary to pare the membership to active members, though certainly anyone can rejoin by John H. Mar 11, 2015 5:37 PM
12 March Meeting - This is the "think about" text for our meeting Thursday: "There Is So Much More" When I heard the news, my heart fell on the floor. I was on a plane on my way to Baltimore. In these troubled times John H. Mar 11, 2015 3:46 PM
Inclement Weather - The SocratesCafe meeting is cancelled for tonight.  The church is closed and anyway the weather is rather inclement John H. Feb 26, 2015 5:20 PM
26 February Meetup - 2 weeks ago I asked the question: Do the Platonic Transcendentals - Truth, Goodness and Beauty have relevance to our philosophical thinking @ our SocratesCafe? There was some discussion about our shared "truth narratives" and the relevance of " John H. Feb 25, 2015 2:05 AM
Some changes in the format - At the last meeting I proposed to the group that I will send out some brief material for discussion before each meeting.  This coming week will be a followup to the Feb 19 meeting.  I proposed that for a time there will be an emphasis on philosophy e John H. Feb 20, 2015 3:01 PM
Join online discussion now, Sports in America? - I just started an online discussion on the topic of sports in the United States. Today are they making us a better country? Join in, invite others who might be interested to join us (I just posted a notice on Twitter @JohnSWren, if you'd reT John W. Feb 1, 2015 3:12 PM
Holidays - I wish all Blessings for the New Year 2015 and look forward to our next meeting on Jan 8th. John H. Dec 28, 2014 4:18 PM
Tonight? (Sat, Nov 15) - New Socrates Café at University of Denver. Meets each Saturday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Anderson Academic Commons. (old Penrose Library.) Free. More info and optional RSVP at John W. Nov 15, 2014 12:58 PM
Meeting Cancelled - The Church secretary called and said the Church will be closing @ 4:00 pm, so hope to see more of you next week. -john John H. Nov 12, 2014 5:49 PM
Folk philosophy? - I just posted a new explanation of what we do at a Socrates Café, I called it folk philosophy. What do you think of that new term, folk philosophy? You can see my explanation of the term on my new Colorado Socrates Café Society meetup site, John W. Oct 19, 2014 8:06 AM
New! Saturday evening Socrates Cafe - We are now meeting each Saturday at 6;30 p.m. at University of Denver Learning Commons, where the Penrose library used to be. For details see listing on­rates-Cafe-Society. If you have any questions, please John W. Oct 15, 2014 11:25 PM
New University of Denver Socrates Cafe - PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH ANYONE WHO MIGHT LIKE TO JOIN US SOME SATURDAY OR WHO MIGHT LIKE TO START A NEW MEETING. Starting tomorrow (Sat, Oct 11) we'll be meeting each Saturday from 6:30 to 7:30 at the University of Denver library, now called the John W. Oct 10, 2014 11:51 AM
Invitation: Join us Saturday evening? - We are starting a new University Station Socrates Café that will meet each Saturday from 7 to 8;30 p.m. at University Station Apartments, 1881 Buchtel Blvd, right by the RTD Light Rail  University Station. More info and RSVP at John W. Sep 19, 2014 12:23 AM
Thanks/ New Socrates Cafes in metro-Denver coming soon. - Denver Socrates Cafe Members Thanks for tolerating my experiment last Thursday. Those of you who attended will be very glad to know I'll not be back to lead the group this week. Clearly was a mistake to split into the small groups, than John W. Jul 28, 2014 4:37 PM
Join us tonight? - Denver Socrates Café, Trinity Church, 18th & Broadway. 7 to 8 p.m. Always a good conversation about interesting topics, bring a topic to suggest or just discuss whatever is brought up. Please share this with any of your friends who you think might John W. Jul 24, 2014 9:45 AM
Tomorrow (Thursday)? - We now have a Facebook Pages for this Denver Socrates Cafe and also for something I've named Colorado Socrates Café to encourage new Socrates Café meetings. Check them out at John W. Jul 23, 2014 2:42 PM
Join us tonight? - Reminder: Tonight! Denver Socrates Café, Trinity Church, 18th & Broadway, Thursdays at 7 p.m. Free. More info and optional RSVP (walk-ins welcome)  at­ John W. Jun 19, 2014 4:47 PM
Today's Socrates Cafe - Hello all:  I should have sent this much earlier, but since this is Maundy Thursday there will not be a scheduled meeting.  The church will be having services.  See you next week. -john hart John H. Apr 17, 2014 12:50 PM
Today's Socrates Cafe - Hello all:  I should have sent this much earlier, but since this is Maundy Thursday there will not be a scheduled meeting.  The church will be having services.  See you next week. -john hart John H. Apr 17, 2014 12:49 PM
PLEASE.... - WOULD YOU PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE RSVP? Or remove yourself as a member.  If you'd rather RSVP on Facebook that's ok­atesCafe. Thanik you. John W. Mar 12, 2014 9:39 AM
Join us Thursday (Mar 13)? Friday? Start a new group? - We'll once again gather at 7 p.m., choose a topic, and then discuss it this Thursday at 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Trinity Church, 20th & Broadway. No RSVP is required, walk-ins are welcome, and that's what most have gotten into the habit of doing. John W. Mar 11, 2014 5:45 PM
Join us this evening? - Denver Socrates Cafe, now from 7  to 8:30 pm New Facebook Page­atesCafe, please "Like" and "Share" with your Facebook friends. John Hart and I hope to see you this evening! If you haven't RSVPd yet, would John W. Mar 6, 2014 11:25 AM
RSVP/ here or on Facebook - Dear Denver Socrates Cafe Meetup Member, No RSVP ever required, but it encourages others. FYI we've set up this new Facebook Page:­rSocratesCafe John W. Feb 5, 2014 5:11 PM
Meetup details changed: The Denver Socrates Cafe Meetup Group Weekly Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ocrates-Cafe/events/163810282/­ RSVP: Not required, but very helpful John W. Feb 2, 2014 7:58 PM
Bad Weather - The Meetup will be concelled for tonight due to the predicted snow storm starting this afternoon.  Some regulars have already sent me their plan not to attend tonight. John H. Jan 30, 2014 11:22 AM
Join us next Thursday? - THIS IS A TEST Denver Socrates Cafe, 7 to 8:15 p.m., Thursday, Jan 23, Trinity Church, 20th & Broadway. Join us? Helpful if you RSVP at­tes-Cafe  Please forward this email to friends of yours who might like to join us John W. Jan 20, 2014 3:43 AM
Tonight? - John W. Jan 16, 2014 11:05 AM
Join us next Thursday? - Very helpful if you'll RSVP yes or no for next Thursday. Then please share this with any of your friends who you think might be interested, Meetup makes it easy, on dashboard above click on "More", then "Promote" and choose your favorite way to communi John W. Jan 3, 2014 11:23 PM
Cancel Meeting for Nov 21 - The predicted weather does not seem favorable for this evenings Socrates Cafe. John H. Nov 21, 2013 12:08 PM
Topic for the next 4 meetings - John Wren has requested that the Cafe ponder the meaning that the Christmas story has for contemporary American culture.  We clearly see that it is "a triumph of consumerism".  It is more politically correct to speak about the "Happy Holidays".  Doe John H. Nov 13, 2013 4:03 PM
Meetup details changed: The Denver Socrates Cafe Meetup Group Weekly Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ocrates-Cafe/events/149976452/­ When : Thursday, Nov John H. Nov 13, 2013 3:47 PM
Cafe Meeting Oct 3rd - We had only 4 members this past Thursday that was more a "social hour".  I will be in Florida this coming Thursday.  I hope to see more of the membership  the evening of Oct 10th.  The best to all - john hart John H. Sep 28, 2013 2:58 PM
4th of July Holiday - There will not be a meeting of the Socrates Cafe @ Trinity C John H. Jul 3, 2013 2:36 PM
Holiday Break - The Socrates Cafe will not meet again until January 10th.  Wishing you all joyful celebrations!  John H. Dec 22, 2012 1:03 PM
Meeting Time Change - The Church has requested we move our meeting time to start @ 6:30pm and to end promptly @ 8:00pm due to personnel requirements in closing the meeting space. John H. Sep 12, 2012 1:40 PM
Meetup details changed: The Denver Socrates Cafe Meetup Group Weekly Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ocrates-Cafe/events/qtvzkdyqmb­kc/ When : Thursda John H. Sep 12, 2012 1:37 PM
Bad Weather - The weather news predicts major snow and cold for tomorrow. So if the weather is in fact "bad", the meeting will be officially called off. -john [masked] John H. Dec 21, 2011 1:24 PM
Tonight's Meeting - I am canceling tonight's meeting due to weather and consideration of the janitor so he can go home early. -john hart John H. Dec 1, 2011 6:13 PM
Thursday Weather - If the weather is bad tomorrow evening, which is predicted to still be snowing, then I will consider the meeting cancelled. I will send an email about 6pm with a final decision. Protests can be registered by email reply. -john John H. Nov 30, 2011 4:57 PM
Holiday Schedule - At the last meeting, the consensus of the group was to take a holiday break. Therefore, the next meeting of the Socrates Cafe will be January 6, 2011 @ 7:00pm. Happy Holidays to you all and blessings of the season! -john hart John H. Dec 22, 2010 11:45 AM
Next Week's Meetup - June 10th - Next week the topic of the Socrates Cafe Meetup will be the 1st and 2nd amendments to the U.S. Constitution. It is expected that you will have the texts with you. This is a special meeting and will be moderated by John Wren. Please email your RSVP to Jo John H. Jun 4, 2010 1:44 PM
Socrates Cafe Meeting Schedule - Just a reminder that there will be no meeting Dec 31st; we will meet again on Jan 7th. Happy New Year to all! -john hart John H. Dec 30, 2009 2:05 PM
Socrates Cafe Meeting Schedule - The recent meeting of the Socrates Cafe comprised a group of 14 with several first time attendees. It was a wonderful evening of lively discussion. The Cafe will not assemble again until January 7th (Julian Calendar Christmas) due to the holidays. Bles John H. Dec 18, 2009 2:09 PM
No Socrates Cafe for Thanksgiving Day - As I am sure you would expect, there will be no meetup on Thanksgiving evening. John H. Nov 23, 2009 1:14 PM
Socrates Cafe - I really urge the Socrates Cafe membership to use the RSVP on your notification. I have purged the list down to 60 members. The Cafe has more people coming by word of mouth than members. The meetings have been lively and interesting, so check the Cafe John H. Oct 7, 2009 1:42 PM
Reorganizing Socrates Cafe - Change is what's happening @ the Thursday Socrates Cafe. Current attendees have urged some minor changes in the Cafe process. Besides offering the opportunity for intellectual conversation - there will be a focus on "critical thinking" as a sk John H. Sep 27, 2009 2:23 PM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Re: "Gertrude Stein as Sumo Wrestler" - John W. Sep 22, 2009 11:30 AM
RE: "Gertrude Stein as Sumo Wrestler" - Socrates Cafe started, as did DU's Bridges to the Future, eight years ago after 9/11, the first by coincidence the other because of 9/11. Last night, DU continued it's Bridges to the Future as it explored the myths, realities, and challenges for America Louis L. U. Sep 22, 2009 11:28 AM
Re: "Gertrude Stein as Sumo Wrestler" - You guys crack me up. It's good to see the same squabbles are waged, as wittily and entertai Chris G Sep 22, 2009 11:11 AM
Re: "Gertrude Stein as Sumo Wrestler" - John W. Sep 22, 2009 10:32 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Happy 5th birthday, Denver Socrates Cafe - John W. Aug 13, 2009 10:42 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Happy 5th birthday, Denver Socrates Cafe - Andy G. Aug 13, 2009 10:36 AM
Happy 5th birthday, Denver Socrates Cafe - Dear Denver Socrates Cafe Member, It was 5 years ago today that we held our first meeting in the Highlands Common Grounds. The meeting was very lively, but much too noisy, which led us to move to the downtown Tattered Cover and then John W. Aug 12, 2009 7:11 AM
Can you join us this week? - Tuesday, June 30 Dear Denver Socrates Cafe Member: 1. So far we have no RSVPs for this Thursday. I just posted the meeting on Facebook, it would be good if we had at least a couple of regulars saying they'd be there, too. John W. Jun 30, 2009 1:30 PM­/82 - John W. Jun 8, 2009 11:08 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Socrates Cafe Meetup?/ Join us this afternoon. - John W. Jun 8, 2009 11:01 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Socrates Cafe Meetup?/ Join us this afternoon. - Andy G. Jun 8, 2009 10:33 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Socrates Cafe Meetup?/ Join us this afternoon. - Dear John Wren, I think is convenient so far and helpful for new members. Secondly, I feel it is important for many to just be able to drop in Damian C. Jun 3, 2009 5:09 PM
Socrates Cafe Meetup?/ Join us this afternoon. - Dear Denver Socrates Cafe (DSC) Member, I'm going to ask the group to decide a couple of things over the next few weeks: 1. What changes, if any, should be made to the format for our DSC meeting? (You can see the current format unde John W. May 31, 2009 7:06 AM
CU Philosophy Club Invitation - One of the members of the CU Philosophy Club wanted me to email this to all Socrates Cafe memember, feel free to forward it along to anyone who you know who might be interested. April 17 there will be a panel discussion following this movie abo John W. Apr 11, 2009 5:52 PM
Online discussion: "charity in business." - Dear fellow Denver Socrates Cafe member, Want to join in on an interesting online discussion about business and charity? Check out­ch/ci_120781 John W. Apr 7, 2009 7:37 AM
Aristotle new GM President? -­tom-morris/if John W. Mar 31, 2009 8:50 AM
TONIGHT'S MEETING CANCELED BECAUSE OF STORM - I just tried to reach the church office, get no answer. It's clear they've wisely closed the building because of the snow storm. so tonight meeting of the Denver Socrates Cafe is canceled. John W. Mar 26, 2009 3:01 PM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Monthly speaker meeting - I like the idea. It would be interesting to hear how other people are conducting and experiencing their discussion groups. Viviane --- On Fri Viviane Feb 13, 2009 10:20 AM
Monthly speaker meeting - John W. Feb 13, 2009 9:28 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] a bit of political activism I'm trying to spread around - John W. Feb 2, 2009 10:27 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] a bit of political activism I'm trying to spread around - John, I think that such messages are objectionable if send by a member whose membe Atarexic Feb 2, 2009 10:18 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] a bit of political activism I'm trying to spread around - John W. Feb 2, 2009 4:27 AM
a bit of political activism I'm trying to spread around - Preview not available Jeff Feb 2, 2009 3:14 AM
Shameless Self-promotion - Hello Dear Socratics! I wrote a book on philosophy. It is about human mind and how it can be re-configured through one's own thinking. Paper version can be purchased here: Atarexic Jan 3, 2009 1:30 PM
Thursday/ Facebook?/ Please forward - John W. Dec 16, 2008 4:22 PM
Meetup details changed: The Denver Socrates Cafe Meetup - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­ocrates-Cafe/calendar/9021940/­ NO MEETING THIS WEEK BECAUSE OF THE H John W. Nov 23, 2008 5:49 PM
Join us online?/ Know or need a good CPA? - John W. Nov 18, 2008 2:02 PM
Check out Should Your Next CEO Be a Philosopher? - Knowledge@Wharton - John W. Nov 13, 2008 6:14 AM
Start of Socrates Cafe in SF/ speaker? - John W. Nov 5, 2008 8:24 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Linked In - OH YOUVE BEEN LINKED! I used my blog pages email address, [address removed] to join the group so, there I am Check Out My Blog Too! Chris E. Oct 18, 2008 9:47 AM
Linked In - Join my LinkedIn Group:­1062137 John John W. Oct 17, 2008 10:48 PM
Online Poll - I just posted an online poll regarding the presidential debates, do you think it might be more valuable to have the candidates participate in a televised Socrates Cafe? Just click "Polls" in the left hand column at John W. Oct 15, 2008 10:38 PM
New International Alliance/ Conversation Guide/ Speakers Corner - I've just started something we're calling the Socrates Cafe International Alliance. My goal is to have an International conference with these Socrates Cafe leaders from around the world here in Denver sometime in 2009. Take a look, if you want to join and John W. Oct 10, 2008 4:45 PM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Calendar - Monty Oct 10, 2008 10:26 AM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Calendar - John W. Oct 8, 2008 4:23 PM
Re: [socratescafe-82] Calendar - Hey John, good to see the speaker's corner is getting off the ground. How's the Socrates Cafe going? I have been in Telluride for the last month and a half so I haven't been able to attend. Before that it was the gas prices that made the Jonathan P. Oct 8, 2008 4:17 PM
Calendar - John W. Oct 8, 2008 3:47 PM
Re: [socratescafe-82] This Thursday's meeting, 10/2 update - Preview not available Chris E. Sep 30, 2008 11:08 AM
RE: [socratescafe-82] This Thursday's meeting, 10/2 update - Preview not available John M Sep 30, 2008 11:01 AM

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