Saturday, June 4, 2016. Here I would simply like to share with you a great IDEA about QUESTIONS and QUESTIONING, along with another idea about what to do regarding ideas and questions. I am more excited about the opportunities Christopher Phillips presents in his book, Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy (2002) than I have been about anything in a long, long time!
This is NOT a “book about philosophy.” It is a book about how to question in healthy ways one’s own thoughts and enjoy being in community with others who are doing the same thing. This book presents the foundations of how to begin a Socrates Café grassroot group ANYWHERE with ANY group of people!
There is a clear step-by-step online article here: Tips for starting and facilitating a Socrates Café! But the book must be read in order to grasp the bigger picture of what “this” is all about – for you, and for others.
One of the certain characteristics of trauma ridden childhoods is that we were not exposed to ordinary, healthy conversations OR exposed to QUESTIONING as we needed to be. This book clearly shows people like me HOW to LEARN to question – how to question with others – how to improve our life – with others AND with our self!
The book is inexpensive online. It is NOT complex or hard to comprehend. It is, I am finding, a FUN read. Very stimulating, encouraging and inspiring. It is hopeful. It gives me something to try when I get back home this fall!
Here’s the link to the background website: Philosopher.org
I have never studied anything about philosophy. I am not a linear person. Does that mean I am not a reasonable (reason-able) person? Not a rationally minded person?
Nope. It’s the philosophy of life as people live it! Take a look! Have some fun! Build some real community! What a great idea!
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Story Without Words: How Did Child Abuse Break My Mother?
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