The purpose of Café Philo is to stimulate real dialogue about the larger questions of life. This is done in an informal setting for people wishing to share and learn from and with others. Topics range from money and media to robots. Cafés vary in size from 5 to 20 people and meet for approximately 90 minutes. Due to support from Charlotte County Government and the Charlotte County Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department, there is no program fee…Cafés are free to attend.
Inspiration for these discussion groups is Café Philo, an informal philosophical discussion group, whose idea originated in France in 1992 with modern-day philosopher Marc Sautet. He and his friends gathered to discuss issues of the day at the now famous “Café des Phares” in the Place de la Bastille. The idea is to bring real dialogue into the community, much the same as did Socrates in his time – no hemlock anticipated!