“Socrates Café” Author Christopher Phillips to Speak at WSC, Nov. 14
Nov. 9, 2011 -- Best-selling author Christopher Phillips will present, “Philosophy Intersections: The Idea of Democracy,” at Western State College of Colorado (WSC) at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14 in Taylor Hall 228.
- WSC Socrates' Cyber Café
Phillips is the author of bestsellers “Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy” and “Six Questions of Socrates.” In 1996, Phillips originated the “Socrates Café” discussion groups for those without formal training in philosophy to explore deeper existential issues.
During his visit, Phillips also will meet with two Honors Program classes, which worked together to bring him to campus. This semester, the WSC Honors 200 class organized a series of Socrates Café discussions on campus and formed a Facebook group to further the conversations in a “cyber" café.
“It is wonderful to have Christopher Phillips here on campus as his book, ‘Six Questions of Socrates,’ has inspired countless Honors Program freshmen during the past six years,” remarked Heather Thiessen-Reily, director of the Honors Program.
Philosophy Intersections is a series of informal, interdisciplinary talks designed to understand and appreciate the relationship among the fields of study available at Western. Phillips’ presentation is organized by the WSC Philosophy Program in partnership with the Honors Program, with support from: Student Government Association; WSC Convocation Fund; Environmental Studies; Political Science; Communication Arts, Languages, & Literature Department; Sociology; History; Recreation and Exercise & Sports Science Department; and Teacher Education Program.
For more information, contact Anthony Miccoli, assistant professor of communication and philosophy, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 943-3004.
This event is free and open to the public.