Plenary:

CAFÉ PHILO AT CONSTRUCTIONISM 2012

Clayson J. & Noss R.

A café philo is basically a French intellectual activity that takes place in a café where every patron can suggest a philosophical topic that they wish the group to argue about, describe their own experiences relevant to the topic, to support or reject with a reasons. There is a Master of Ceremonies who calls on speakers, holds them to a time limit and perhaps interacts with them to clarify points. Either the MC or a rapporteur summarizes the discussion at its end.
Richard and I believe that this kind of event might encourage more people to participate in Constructionism 2012 conversations and do so in a place that is available to all.
We also believe that this activity might answer some of the critiques about our past conferences by encouraging a greater participation by everyone.

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