Last Updated: February 4, 2016
Note: As of January, 2016 the Boulder Socrates Cafe has been discontinued.
In the Flatirons Meeting Room, 2nd floor of the Main Library, 11th & Arapahoe in downtown Boulder.
Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 2:00PM.
Some of the questions that were discussed at past meetings are:
...how do you know what you know?
...what is time?
...is there a present?
...is there life after death?
...what is happiness?
...what is ethics?
...If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there, does it make a sound?
...is there a nothing?
The Socrates café discussion group uses the socratic method of discussing philosophical questions. As there are no right or wrong answers to questions such as "is there a present" or "how do you know what you know" Socratants can express their views without concern of opposition from other group members. This basic concept of exchanging idea fosters an understanding and respect for the "other guys" opinions and the realization that there are generally two sides (or more) to every question.
The question for any particular meeting is decided by vote at the start of the meeting.
For more information about Socrates Cafes in general go to http://www.philosopher.org/Socrates_Cafe.html.
This web page is http://www.sackett.net/Socrates.htm.