The archetype of the public intellectual has retreated from our public discourse.  The romantic scene of intellectuals, or just educated citizens, locked in impassioned debate in a salon or tavern seems like an anachronism.  However, we are seeing a spike in the public’s interest in philosophy, online, in MeetUps, in cafes, and in fora all over the world.  How, where, and why is this happening?



Christopher Phillips, Socrates Cafe:  A Fresh Taste of Philosophy

Juanita Brown and David Isaacs, The World Cafe:  Shaping our Futures Through Conversations that Matter


“We Think, Therefore We Are”

“What Can You Really Know?” 

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