Socrates Cafe

The Appalachian State University's philosophical discussion groups, called Socrates Café, are student-facilitated small groups designed to explore complex questions. The facilitators are trained to support group members in becoming more autonomous, conscientious thinkers and doers, as well as skilled speakers and listeners. In the spirit of Socrates, we believe that we only discover what we truly think about something by engaging in constructive and empathic discourse with others. After meeting in Whitewater Cafe of the campus Student Union, small groups of twelve or fewer disperse to various areas of the student union. Led by a trained student facilitator, groups spend ninety minutes discussing a question determined spontaneously by the group. At Socrates Café, just about any question can be grist for meaningful dialogue. Or at least, virtually any question can be fine tuned so it can be looked at in a philosophical way, and our facilitators are trained to do exactly this.

Dates and Times

Date and Time Admission Location Map Link
Wed, 02/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 02/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 02/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 02/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 03/06/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 03/13/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 03/20/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 03/27/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 04/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a
Wed, 04/10/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Admission is free and open to the public Whitewater Lounge, Student Union n/a

Contact Information

Name: 
Jeff Motter
Telephone: 
(828) 262-7527
Sponsors: 
Department of Communication
Sponsors: 
AppSpeaks

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Department of Communication
Walker Hall
ASU Box 32039
Boone, NC 28608-2039
Phone: 828-262-2221
Fax: 828-262-2543 

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