The Socratic Society

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Designed by Eden Suoth

UPDATE: Due to the pandemic, meetings are occurring virtually. Please check the UNH Socratic Society Facebook page for the most current meeting information. 

The Socratic Society is an undergraduate student-run organization that meets weekly at The Freedom Café in Durham to thoughtfully discuss and respectfully debate current events, social and political topics, and interesting ideas from a philosophical perspective. The group fosters an atmosphere that encourages students from all disciplines to form strong arguments and to improve students’ abilities of discussion moderation and public speaking.


Recent discussion topics have included:

  • Artificial Intelligence & Personhood
  • Being Vegan
  • Civil Discourse
  • Genetic Modification
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Restorative Justice
  • Human Trafficking
  • Generational Differences
  • Religion
  • Aliens & UFOs