Rene Saran's Reminiscences

Short videoclips and a text on the history of the SFCP by Dr. Rene Saran

SFCP History

Leonard Nelson

In the 1920s the Kantian philosopher Leonard Nelson and his co-worker Minna Specht founded an experimental school in Germany, which was based on their philosophical conviction. When the Nazis came to power in 1933, the school fled to Denmark, then to Britain. The SFCP was established in 1940 to support the continuation of the school based on Nelson’s Critical Philosophy. Over the years the society has expanded its aims of supporting the Socratic method in education and now organises philosophical conferences, holds Socratic Dialogues, and publishes books.