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Sep 272023

A Socrates Café is an opportunity for dialogue about timeless and timely questions that all human beings deal with in their lives. Rather than being a debate or a discussion, a Socrates Café is a dialogue where participants are encouraged to listen to each other and to learn from one another. This form of discourse- and its focus on the search for knowledge- comes from Socrates, who observed that, “Wisdom Begins in Wonder.” These gatherings are open to all members of the community, regardless of age, experience or background.

Build tolerance and understanding by conversing with your neighbors.  This friendly group does not seek to persuade, but to understand.  All are welcome, but respect is paramount.  Topics are chosen by the group.  Here are some examples:

  • If it were possible, would you want to be immortal?
  • Will artificial intelligence be a plus or minus for humanity?
  • What is a just war?
  • Ambition, is it a virtue or a vice?
  • Which is more important? Individual freedom or the common good?
  • Are college campuses handling free speech appropriately?

New meeting time!  Every 2nd Friday of the month from 2-3:30pm. No registration necessary, just drop in! If you’d like advance notice of topics email Jeanne at

  • Friday, March 8, 2024  –  We discussed “Should the government prohibit polygamy?”
  • Friday, April 12, 2024 at 2pm  –  We will discuss “How does language influence identity?”
  • Friday, May 10, 2024 at 2pm