Marc Sautet Organized Philosophy Cafés

Philosopher, Marc Sautet organized regular philosophy discussion groups at the philosophy café or Café des Phares in Paris, France in 1992. The philosophy café concept eventually spread in 1997 to more than 20 in Paris, and across Belgium, England, Greece, Switzerland, Japan, and the United States.

      1992, 1997
      Marc Sautet
      Paris, France

Additional Information:

  • Café philosophique – Wikipedia
    Sautet started the idea of philosophy cafés in the Place de la Bastille neighborhood of Paris at the Café des Phares on December 13, 1992. He would gather some friends at his “café philo” each Sunday at 11 am and opened up philosophical debates (“conceptual fisticuffs”) for some two hours.
  • Marc Sautet – Wikipedia
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