In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with so many Americans seeing up close the effects of decisions made by our politicians, it is ever more evident that there is a burning need for citizens to talk with one another about what affects our lives and our souls, in an honest way that asks real questions and listens to the ponderings of others.
Chris Phillips, the peripatetic teacher of philosophy for children, returns to the Takoma Park Maryland Library on Tuesday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m. Phillips will lead adults and children ages 8 and up in an evening of philosophical discussion using the elenctic, or indirect mode of inquiry, that Socrates used.
Chris and his wife Cecilia have visited the Takoma Park Maryland Library on many occasions to lead these discussions. Each time there has been a new crowd with no way to anticipate which way the discussion will go! But each adventure into philosophical inquiry has been fascinating.
Chris and Cecilia Phillips have founded the Society for Philosophical Inquiry (SPI). At their website can be found inspiring information about this grass-roots organization committed to supporting dialogues for democracy.