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London Socrates Cafe is a philosophy discussion group that is about inclusivity, so:

•  it is open to absolutely everyone. It's held in a casual cafe environment and we encourage everyone to join in - but there's no obligation to do so. 

• it is open to ideas encompassing subjects wider than the traditional philosophy topics, allowing for mysteries, all that puzzles us, the problems we encounter in being in the world.

It's a moderated open discussion.  Sometimes it will be about a specific topic and sometimes, the regular monthly meeting, it will be open.  This means that we choose a topic together on the night. The sessions are facilitated primarily to give all attendees a chance to speak (if they want to) and to keep us on topic, if appropriate.

The ethos:

-  to combine a wide range of philosophical conversations and enquiry within an informal setting

-  encourage an open and engaging exchange of ideas and views as part of a social evening.

as an example 'controversy' topics in public debate, social and news media produce most reaction and responses ... but little reflective thought.  Mostly it is reinforcing a set perspective or pre-rehearsed view.  Yet thought matters.  It is thought that turns criticism into critique.  The distinction being, rather than negate or deprecate an idea it can question assumption, presumptions and contribute to debate. This contribution comes through listening, learning, observing and changing.  As a result we can tussle with ideas, with passion.

Philosophy,  Roger Farnworth a friend of mine once said, "is all about listening to your heart and delighting in your mind”

It is run in conjunction with the Waterloo Philosophy Cafe (formerly i'klectik)

We're 1,206 Philosophers

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, September 30, 2016 6:30 PM

    The Art of Travel: Should We Travel?

    9 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, October 10, 2016 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    5 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, November 14, 2016 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, December 12, 2016 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, January 9, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, February 13, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, March 13, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, April 10, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, May 8, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, June 12, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, July 10, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, August 14, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
  • Monday, September 11, 2017 7:00 PM

    Philosophy Cafe - 2nd Monday of the Month

    1 Philosophers attending
 
Founded May 28, 2012

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