st. john's socrates cafe

bring a question that has been troubling you. we put questions people bring on a list and then vote on the questions we know the least about. after two narrowing votes we get a single question for the evening. this is not a debate, this is not about proselytizing or soliciting information. This is about active listening and philosophical sharing. We are a democratic inquiry group for the people by the people. We assume that a rational self paired with a good society can produce a meaningful life; the two go hand in glove. At our best, at a portland socrates cafe, we are all story tellers basing our stories in the life of reason.

 

our five main strategies that we use to explore the question:

looking for built-in assumptions in the question.

finding embedded concepts and their functional structures in the question.

examining differences of kind and degree.

exploring the logical consistencies and inconsistencies in the unfolding dialogue.

offering compelling or alternative viewpoints

 

also check out our website @: socratescafepdx.wordpress.com for flyers, info, and contact information with various other goodies.

 

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  • Eric P.

    This meeting was excellent. Those of us that were there to have fun and get to know others did. Those that were there to jabber a bunch of nonsense did. They were talking about visual narratives being sensory or something. I think everyone got something out of it.

    August 29, 2013

  • Sara

    l wanted to come but is far for me with my bike, if l can get a ride would be nice, l m staying in Alberta

    August 27, 2013

  • Sara

    hi

    August 27, 2013

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