Socrates Cafe

Socrates Cafe

A Fresh Taste of Philosophy

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Baker & Taylor
A former journalist makes a case for returning philosophy to the people, urging readers to revive the Socratic art of asking good questions. 12,000 first printing.

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Phillips (educator, writer, and founder of the Society for Philosophical Inquiry) is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. In this account of his travels in which he gathers people together wherever he can (in cafTs, schools, bookstores, senior centers, etc.), he recalls what led him to start his program and recreates some of the most invigorating sessions in which he aims to inspire every curious mind to start asking questions in order to live a more examined life. He also draws from his own learning to introduce other philosophers in the Socratic tradition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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& Taylor

A former journalist makes a case for returning to philosophy to the people, urging readers to revive the Socratic art of asking good questions.

Publisher: New York : Norton, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393049565
0393049566
Characteristics: 232 p. ; 20 cm

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Xambro7
Oct 06, 2016

I was prepared to give this a shot and attend a meeting, but then when I started reading the book I was dismayed at the author's close-mindedness when it comes to the "irrational" and I decided it would all be a waste of time and just talking to boneheads. The kind of thinking he promotes has gotten the planet into the situation it is in.

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