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Socrates Café


June Topic:



Under what conditions is democracy possible?

The Huron Public Library is proud to present a monthly meeting of the grass roots community discussion movement, Socrates Café. The group is moderated by Lorain County Community College instructor Jarret Pervola, who brought the concept to the Library in 2011.


While the group meets consistently on the third Wednesday of each month, discussion topics are decided session by session. Socrates Café, in the spirit of its great philosophical namesake, is concerned with allowing the participants of the regular discussions to determine the ongoing course of their conversations. Each month's topic flows out of the preceding meeting's conversation and hence the interests and concerns of those participating.


Upcoming Discussion Dates

Select Wednesdays at 7 pm

March 20

April 17

May 15


Socrates Café got its start when freelance writer Christopher Phillips began organizing open coffee house discussions in the late 1990's. Here is a collection of links to articles that provide more background on the movement of community discussions that has grown to over 600 strong across the United States.

Official Socrates Café Home Page

San Bruno Thinker Spurs Robust Chatter in Cafés




Book Review of Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy:

Morris Institute of Human Values

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