Socrates Cafe Wilmette

  • April 3, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Do you have a hunger for deeper understanding of yourself and the world?

Do you value deep, honest and respectful dialogue?

Socrates Café’s are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central idea that we learn more when we question, and question with others.

At the Socrates Café, we get together for a monthly discussion of a life question that interests or challenges us. We arrive on the night, pick a question we would like to explore and then launch into 90 minutes of facilitated dialogue.

To give you a flavor for the types of questions that we explore, here are some recent examples: - “Why is there a gap between ideals and behavior?” - “Should drugs be de-criminalised” - “What does it mean to be a good friend?”.

No philosophical background needed. This is about our own philosophies of life and not necessarily what the great philosophers and academics have said or written. It is not a debating club or a platform for proselytising. Instead, we place the emphasis on questioning, open mindedness and challenging our own assumptions while listening to and respecting the views shared by others.

We meet on the First Thursday of each month in the basement of the First Congregational Church of Wilmette, 1125 Wilmette Avenue, Wilmette, promptly at 7:00 pm and wrap-up about 8:30 p.m.

If you think this might be for you, or even if you are not quite sure yet, why not come along and give it a try. It would be great to see you.

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  • Nora

    We had a peaceful conversation about whether people ever really act altruistically. Very interesting personal stories and nuances regarding people's motivations.

    April 3

  • Charlotte

    Looking forward to coming.
    Charlotte

    March 28

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

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