Here you can see information for past events organised by the SFCP.
The fifth International Socratic Colloquium took place in Berlin. The topic of the Colloquium was “The Logic of Question and Answer” and it included various workshops the results from which were later used to formulate topics for Socratic Dialogues. The latter were especially challenging since they required the facilitators to plan on the spot. At the same time, however, the Socratic Dialogues prompted active participation and lead to fruitful insights and reflections.
The idea behind the international symposiums is to discuss and theorise upon the experience with dialogical philosophising within the neosocratic tradition, and other dialogical approaches as well. The format of these events is flexible, including different types of group and individual work. In Sofia, statements were given by speakers and discussed in group sessions, and short SDs were conducted and thoroughly reflected upon. In Italy the format was a bit different – no individual statements were given, except an introductory speech by Dr. Paolo Dordoni upon the main topic – interpretation. This was followed by a number of different activities, including discussion, working with texts, tackling a casus, Socratic Dialogues, and a group session on the main topic. Remarkably, this allowed the multitude of theoretical angles to converge, bringing about a cohesion between the participants in the colloquium
Grete Henry-Hermann (1901-1984) was a brilliant critical philosopher and philosopher of science, who collaborated in Nelson’s scholarly work, was active in resistance activity in Nazi Germany, and later as a refugee in Britain. She took part actively in post war German democratic politics, teacher training, and chairing Nelson’s Academy. Though less well known as a mathematician, she shared developing ideas with the pioneers of quantum physics.
In 2009 the Society held a conference in Chichester, addressing the topic of “Living Together in our Modern World”.
Some of the papers presented at the conference can be downloaded here.
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