An Impromptu Philosophizer (IP) is a casual meeting at a cafe or pub that may or may not have a specific topic, and is typically offered on a Monday night but can occur at other times as well. Check back often because some IPs may be scheduled “at the spur of the moment!”
It's great to know that there is now a way for philosophically minded people to meet but with no particular agenda other than that of satisfying the need to talk about what's on your mind. Whether the interest or concern involves current events or politics, cultural or intellectual issues, personal stuff, pure philosophy or whatever else is on your mind we can all benefit from sharing philosophical perspectives.
"Therapy for the sane," a term used by Gerd Achenbach (founder of the modern philosophical counseling movement), may partially suggest the Impromptu Philosophizer concept but it is more multifaceted than, say, an occasional "therapy" session after a trying day. IPs are designed to be fun, engaging and unique opportunities for creating a near spontaneous venue to meet other group members for the purpose of sharing thoughts, ideas and concerns from a philosophical perspective.
SPECIAL NOTE: By its very nature, an Impromptu Philosophizer may often have a small turnout. Accordingly, in order to prevent situations in which the event host arrives and there is no one else who shows up, in some cases those who 'Yes" RSVP may be asked to email a further confirmation.
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