Our meeting format: Approximately an hour and 15 minutes to discuss the topic agreed upon at the start of each meeting. If more than 20 people attend I may ask for a volunteer to lead a second group, in order to keep things manageable. Toward the end of the session we will go around the table to give everyone an opportunity to make a short closing remark. When time is up, we will take a short break to give people an opportunity to leave; if the conversation is good, people are welcome to continue.
Logistics: The usual meeting place and time will be at the Kogod courtyard (in Chinatown's Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery) on a given Friday at 5:15pm. We may occasionally have meetings on a Saturday to accommodate people who work late (they deserve to have fun too, from time to time). My goal is to have at least one meeting per month.
Organizer since 8/21/2012
The Socrates Café was first developed by educator, freelance writer, and Society for Philosophical Inquiry founder Christopher Philips. The goal of the Socrates Café is to revive the Socratic method of philosophy within contemporary America, and to help strengthen communities at a local level. Meet other local people who are interested in Socrates Cafe, a philosophical community. Do You Have Questions about this interesting experience we call Life? Do you wonder what comprises a truly good society & how to best find our way there? Then, by all means, please join us at Socrates Café in Washington, DC to seek the questions, explore the answers, and then delve further into the questions that arise in good-spirited fellowship with other curious-minded seekers. Inspired by the Christopher Phillips book "Socrates Café" and, of course, by the ever exploring spirit of Socrates himself! No philosophy background required. Just bring your questioning mind and seeking spirit! Learn More http://www.philosopher.org