Socratic Society

If someone is liberal and tolerant, does that mean that person should tolerate everything, or is a line drawn at some point? Those are the kinds of questions George Mason University’s Socratic Society, under the direction of Dr. Charles “Chuck” Garrettson (term assistant professor in Religious Studies) has been tackling for the past two years. The Socratic Method, named for the Greek philosopher Socrates, involves an instructor structuring a dialogue with students through a series of probing questions. And the Socratic Society is a way for students with diverse beliefs and backgrounds to connect on a deeper level through informative and often lengthy discussions outside of class. This fall semester the Socratic Society will be meeting in-person every Friday at 5pm in the Johnson Center. For more information, please contact the student coordinators: Meg Merillat and Ben White or Prof. Chuck Garrettson (cgarre@gmu.edu).