"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, http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.ph..., or go to http://www.philosopher.org and click on the link "Socrates Cafe" in the first paragraph.

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    Lunch following Socrates Cafe

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