What we're about

Do you have a hunger for deeper understanding of yourself and the world? Do you value deep, honest and respectful dialogue?

Socrates Café’s are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central idea that we learn more when we question, and question with others. At the Socrates Café, we get together for a monthly discussion of a life question that interests or challenges us. We arrive on the night, pick a question we would like to explore and then launch into 90 minutes of facilitated dialogue. To give you a flavour for the types of questions that we explore, here are some recent examples:

- “Why is there a gap between ideals and behaviour?”

- “Should drugs be de-criminalised”

- “What does it mean to be a good friend?”.

No philosophical background needed. This is about our own philosophies of life and not necessarily what the great philosophers and academics has said or written. It is not a debating club or a platform to proselytising. Instead, we place the emphasis on questioning, open mindedness and challenging our own assumptions while listening to and respecting the views shared by others.

We meet on the 1st Tuesday of each month in Dublin city centre promptly at 7:30pm and wrap-up about 9:30pm.

If you think this might be for you, or even if you are not quite sure yet, why not come along and give it a try. It would be great to see you.

Socrates Café: A space where ideas and dialogue can flourish

Roy & Paul

Upcoming events (1)

Title for next bookclub is The Scent of Time by Byung-Chul Han

Online event

The Scent of Time is a philosophical consideration of how our sense of time is disrupted and distorted through modern practices of living which exclude and marginalise the practice of reflection and non-doing.
Please only sign up if you can commit to reading the book completely before we meet.

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Past events (247)

What is your idea of freedom?

Third Space Smithfield

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