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The Café is run by City College Professor of Philosophy Massimo Pigliucci, and it's based on the principle of the Socratic dialogue. Every meeting has a simple theme (e.g., should we be afraid of death? What's the ethics of eating?), which is introduced by Massimo on the basis of a short, accessible, suggested reading. The rest of the meeting then features an open discussion among participants, facilitated by Massimo, aiming at sharpening our thinking about whatever subject matter is being examined.

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Recent Meetups

  • October 19 · 6:00 PM

    Should we be fearing death?

    28 Lovers of Wisdom | 4.50

    Join us for a Socratic discussion on "Should we be fearing death?" Should you have time and inclination, the suggested reading in preparation of the meeting is available... Learn more

  • October 15 · 8:30 AM

    STOICON 2016

    32 Lovers of Wisdom | 5.00

    RSVPing on Meetup does not reserve you a spot! Register here. For more information, go here. STOICON is an annual meeting of people interested in exploring Stoicism as a... Learn more

  • August 21 · 3:00 PM

    On Anger (De Ira)

    29 Lovers of Wisdom | 5.00

    [Cross-posted from NYC Stoics] Anger is respected by many as a source of righteous motivation to fight against injustice and a justified response to disrespect. Seneca,... Learn more

  • July 25 · 7:00 PM

    Conversations with Epictetus

    9 Lovers of Wisdom | 5.00

    All, Dinner & Philosophy is going to be on hiatus for four months (March through June), because I will be spending part of my sabbatical in Rome (Italy), focused on... Learn more

  • July 17 · 3:00 PM

    On the Shortness of Life (De Brevitate Vitae)

    25 Lovers of Wisdom | 5.00

    [Cross-posted from NYC Stoics] Who could question that there simply aren't enough hours in the day? Or days in our short lives? Seneca does: “It is not that we have so... Learn more

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