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"What is the good life?" "What is love?" "Is beauty in the eye of the beholder?" Do you like to discuss philosophical questions? Come share your ideas with others who like doing the same. The Springfield Socrates Cafe is facilitated by Andy Johnson, a member of the philosophy department at MSU. For more information about the Socrates Cafe, listen to the profile of founder Christoper Phillips on NPR,, or go to and click on the link "Socrates Cafe" in the first paragraph.

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Welcome, Springfield Socrates Cafe-goers!

Recent Meetups

  • September 17 · 12:00 PM

    Lunch after Socrates

    6 Socrates Cafe-goers | 5.00

    Want to keep the conversation going?  Can't seem to get all your points in? Join us for a post-morality lunch at Tasia.  According to them:  Tasia is cool. Tasia is fun.... Learn more

  • September 17 · 10:00 AM

    discuss morality and religion

    26 Socrates Cafe-goers

    Dear Socrates Cafe-goers, The latest topic-poll results are in. Our central question this Saturday will be: "Does a religious line of reasoning have a place in a debate... Learn more

  • August 20 · 11:45 AM

    Lunch following Socrates Cafe

    9 Socrates Cafe-goers | 5.00

    We'll dine at Taj Mahal Indian restaurant. They have a buffet.

  • August 20 · 10:00 AM

    Discuss free will

    25 Socrates Cafe-goers | 4.50

    Dear Socrates Cafe-goers, In our just completed topic-poll, a clear plurality of poll-takers voted to consider the timeworn question whether human beings are free (in a... Learn more

  • July 30 · 11:30 AM

    Lunch following Socrates Cafe

    7 Socrates Cafe-goers

    Let's try Jimmy's Egg for lunch. It's a basic American restaurant serving breakfast and lunch. They don't take reservations, so there may be a wait. It's on Campbell at... Learn more

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  • Andy founded Socrates Cafe

    on July 5

Founded Jul 5, 2007

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