Le Café Philosophique de Boston

According to Descartes, living without philosophy is like living with your eyes closed and never attempting to open them. Come experience the full power of living with your eyes wide open in the friendly setting of Boston’s very first French "Café Philosophique," organized by EFGB (Education Française Greater Boston) and with the support of the Consulate General of France in Boston.

What is a café philosophique?

A café philosophique is not a lecture on the history of ideas but an invitation to think together. While there are no intrisically philosophical subjects, there is a philosophical way to apprehend reality, and this is what the café will strive to do.

Before each meeting, a few reference texts will be posted on the EFGB website. At the beginning of each meeting, a moderator will introduce the subject before a group discussion.

The moderator

Renaud Fabbri is a researcher at Harvard’s Divinity School. He obtained his doctorate in Political Science from the Université de Versailles in 2012. He also has a master’s degree in Comparative Religion from Miami University (OH) and a Master’s in Philosophy from the Sorbonne. He specializes in the philosophy of religions, comparative philosophy, and theoretical politics.

November 1st, 2014 from 11 am to 1 pm: What is Philosophy (in the age of globalization)?
Is there only one way to philosophize, or are there many? Is there any room for the pursuit of wisdom in today’s world? What is the purpose of philosophy in the age of globalization? Is philosophy a purely Western phenomenon or a universal one that evolves with the diversity of cultures and historical junctures?

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