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Socrates Cafe

Interactive Discussion Series

Kent State University Ashtabula will use the example of one of history's greatest philosophers during its  Socrates Café.  The discussion will look at several philosophical questions throughout the school year.

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Socrates is one of the great examples of a man who lived by his principles even though they ultimately cost him his life. This Greek philosopher of Athens was famous for his view of philosophy as a pursuit proper and necessary to all intelligent men. I.F. Stone, in his book, The Trial of Socrates, wrote, "Real knowledge, Socrates taught, could be obtained only through absolute definition.  If one could not define a thing absolutely, then one really didn't know what it is."

All Socrates Café Discussions are free and open to the public. The presenters at each will lead those present in a discussion of a specific question.

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All Discussions begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room