The Dallas Philosophers Forum is a local nonprofit group that aims to maintain an ongoing discourse on philosophy. But if you’re worried about flunking the only philosophy course you ever took, don’t be. The DPF makes the subject simple and accessible.
The group meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from September to May. Lectures typically last anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes, ranging from general topics like science and culture to specific theories of skepticism, idealism, utilitarianism, and more. Question-and-answer sessions typically follow lectures, where you can join in the conversation or just sit back and soak it in. If you’re a little overwhelmed your first time, the DPF also sponsors the Philosophy Study Group, a program that helps Dallasites brush up on philosophy. You’ll be quoting Socrates in no time.