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This is a group for people who like to meet for a couple of hours in a relaxed atmosphere and talk (or just listen) about big ideas, mostly by asking questions and refining them. It is free, open for everyone and follows the common format of Socrates Cafes around the world. But most important it is just fun… of course, for those who actually enjoy intelligent conversations and can’t live without examining reality, society and life. The idea is to bring philosophy to the masses, to start socializing and form community of inquiry in process. This is exactly what Socrates-style of philosophy is about, but in practical terms it simply means a discussion group with emphases on questions, not the answers (which makes it different from university philosophy courses, self-help books and political/religious/new age movements).

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  • Aug 18, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    What is Compassion?

    7 Members | 5.00

    MEDITATION ON COMPASSION:  “…..Mirror mirror on the wall…” There is much and perhaps heightened mention of and seeking ofcompassion-  the need for and the apparent ... Learn more
  • Jul 21, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    What is Philosophy?

    11 Members | 5.00

  • Jul 7, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    What is Courage?

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    MEDITATION ON COURAGE Courage is a muscle…..requiring, therefore, exercise… Like all muscle it can come then go depending on if/how we use it, train it, sustain it.... Learn more
  • Jun 16, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    What is 'Comedy'?

    7 Members | 5.00

    Is that which is "comic" of lesser value, less a means of seeking truths, and less "serious"? Consider popular and "high" culture, and how it is s rarity that awards or... Learn more
  • Jun 2, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    What is Moderation?

    12 Members

    Meditation on Moderation In keeping with the premise that moderation is a wise goal to which to aspire, the following meditation will endeavor to be of modest length.... Learn more
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Ottawa, ON

Founded Feb 14, 2014
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