Welcome to NYC Socrates Café!
Socrates Cafe groups are held all over the world - all groups are similar in many ways, but each is also unique in its own way. The purpose of this group is to bring together people who enjoy discussing philosophical ideas in a roundtable setting. The group focuses on a new topic each month and all members have a chance to share their ideas. At Socrates Cafe, everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student - we all have brilliance to offer. Together we can contribute to building a deeper understanding of some of life's thornier questions.
The group will meet around once a month from 7-9 PM. Meeting place is at a spacious café near Herald Square. The first half of the meeting will be a general discussion of the central question. The second half will be a discussion of more specific aspects and questions about the topic.
With some flexibility, we will be going around the table (with an option to 'pass') so that everyone has the opportunity to speak. There will also be open discussion as time allows.
Note: Take a look at topic ideas under the 'discussion' tab. Look for the 'Current List of Topics' discussion heading. The list of topic ideas will be added to at the end of each meetup and by member emails (topic ideas may be edited or reworded for clarity).
Looking forward to sharing a community that supports 'the examined life'!
Welcome to NYC Socrates Cafe!
January 1 · 12:00 PM
What are your resolutions?
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December 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM
How do we judge others? How do we want to be judged? What makes us think of a person or their actions as "good" or "bad"? Can we be sure our perception is correct?... Learn more
November 20, 2014 · 6:00 PM
"World Philosophy Day! How Philosophy Can Help...," Hosted by CCNY
"Come celebrate World Philosophy Day on the beautiful campus of the City College of New York!... Please RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/dinner_and_philosophy/events/... Learn more
November 20, 2014 · 4:00 PM
How Wise Are You? Thursday, Nov 20, Hosted by Conversations New York
How Wise Are You?
Socratic Conversation with Ron Gross
Thursday, November 20, 4-5:15 pm,
Celebrating World Philosophy Day (UNESCO)
Teachers College, Columbia University... Learn more
October 22, 2014 · 6:15 PM
Inquiry into Cultural Institutions (Part II) hosted by Maria
This is the second meeting in a series to address the questions, 1) What is a cultural institution? 2) What ethical codes could/should cultural institutions in the U.S.... Learn more