• $11.99

Publisher Description

"A bracing, rollicking read about the spark that ignites when people start asking meaningful questions." —O Magazine

Christopher Phillips is a man on a mission: to revive the love of questions that Socrates inspired long ago in ancient Athens. "Like a Johnny Appleseed with a master's degree, Phillips has gallivanted back and forth across America, to cafés and coffee shops, senior centers, assisted-living complexes, prisons, libraries, day-care centers, elementary and high schools, and churches, forming lasting communities of inquiry" (Utne Reader). Phillips not only presents the fundamentals of philosophical thought in this "charming, Philosophy for Dummies-type guide" (USA Today); he also recalls what led him to start his itinerant program and re-creates some of the most invigorating sessions, which come to reveal sometimes surprising, often profound reflections on the meaning of love, friendship, work, growing old, and others among Life's Big Questions.

"How to Start Your Own Socrates Café" guide included.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2010
October 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
664.5
KB

Customer Reviews

Tathos ,

Great Read

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Socrates Cafe and would recommend it to anyone who loves to think and read. A great book. Worth reading.

SquirlsW ,

Not even done

But I still want to share a review.... If you like to think.... Buy it. Buy it now. It is worth every penny. If we all spent some time in Socrates Cafe the world MIGHT be a better place. I'm buying it for my grandson and can't wait to discuss it with him!

More Books by Christopher Phillips