The Socrates Cafe movement was begun in 1996 when Christopher Phillips, a graduate student at Montclair State University, started a discussion club in a coffeehouse in Montclair, New Jersey. Believing that the demise of Socratic philosophy has been detrimental to society, Phillips has been the inspiration and driving force for the establishment of over 300 ongoing Socratic discussion groups across the country.
The Charleston Socrates Cafe, an offshoot of the Clemente Project, meets from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm the second and fourth Monday of every month at Earth Fare in South Windermere (cafe area). Earth Fare is located West of the Ashley. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Mary Ann Kohli (720-5713).