We are an informal group that usually meets together in Athens - although we have been having 'on-line' talks during the Coronavirus lock down in Greece. (On-line talks has meant people from further afield can join us for the sessions). Although the meetup group now has a large membership (600+ members), for any particular talk in Athens a usual audience is 5 to 15 members. Talks are occasionally held in other towns (particularly Delphi, Greece) and so for short periods the location of this group will 'appear' to move around a little. (This is simply to temporarily assist the Google search visibility for a talk which is not in Athens.)
What This Philosophy Meetup Group is About
We will investigate some of the fundamental ideas of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle in order to help us all make better and more informed LIFE CHOICES today. The group maintains that philosophy should be regarded for the most part as a 'practical' pursuit related to how we live our lives, and not just an intellectual or academic subject which only discusses abstract or abstruse ideas. Philosophical discussion and contemplation should be seen as a prelude to making positive decisions in our personal lives - and the lives of the communities and cities we live in.
Regular short programs of talks (and walks) will be offered in central Athens and Delphi at various times of the year.
(These talks are currently offered in English)
Talks are usually offered free of charge for people who come along in keeping with the Socratic tradition and usually last about 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards. No previous formal or academic study of philosophy is needed to come along and enjoy the talks: everyone over 18 years old is welcome. (At the same time, more experienced philosophers are of course also welcome.)
Talks are usually held at informal bar-restaurant venues, or at inspiring locations. Come and see how it is - there is no ‘signing up’ or membership stuff. This meetup.com 'group' is simply a way of letting people know when a talk has been arranged - and what it is about - so people can attend if they wish.
Some Extra Admin Information for Members:
• Regarding RSVP’s (reserving a place for a talk) and then being unable to attend
If you make an RSVP for a talk - and then for some reason change your mind or cannot come please try to remember to cancel your RSVP on meetup.com For a number of administrative reasons it is useful to have a 'rough' idea how many people will be attending a talk e.g. 3 or 30. It is therefore greatly appreciated if you remember to cancel your RSVP if you change your mind about attending for one reason or another.
• The Socrates4Today Blog
Occasional articles and information is posted on the blog socrates4today (https://socrates4today.blogspot.com/) if you would like some further reading around 'real' Greek philosophy.