Cafe Shakespeare, our newest initiative

CAFE FOR SHAKESPEAREWhy?Well, for one thing, William Shakespeare posed some of the most piercing, unsettling, exhilarating, vexing questions ever. He slipped them into the mouths of his characters and the narrators of his sonnets. If alive today, they are questions the Bard of Avon may well explore in a cafe (or cafe-type ambience, or in […]

How the ‘Socrates Cafe Method’ differs from Nelsonian Socratic Dialogue

Some have been asking for more scholarly-ish articles and essays from yours truly posted here, so here’s one I recently put together: Philosophizing with Children and Youth – Juxtaposing the Socrates Café & Philosophers’ Club Approach with Nelsonian Socratic Dialogue By Christopher Phillips, PhD Leonard Nelson, who wrote widely and deeply on such subjects as […]

Having facilitation challenges? Who you gonna call? One of us!

At our latest Socrates Cafe Facilitators Forum, the wonderful suggestion arose that if you who organize, facilitate or take part in one of our gatherings around the world and are experiencing problems/challenges facilitating — e.g., utilizing the Socrates Cafe method of inquiry in a maximally beneficial way, dealing with ‘difficult’ participants or with disconcerting questions, […]

Feature on 8th annual Conversation with the Constitution

Lovely feature article about our 8th annual Conversation with the Constitution in the marvelous San Antonio Report! And it makes really nice mention at the end of our upcoming Constitution Cafe this Monday on ‘The DNA of Citizenship’ https://sanantonioreport.org/conversation-with-the-constitution-examines-the-first-amendments-right-to-assemble/