Socratic Dialogue in the Nelson-Heckmann tradition

Vander Lemes
Vander Lemes

in Helsinki 13.-15.4.2018 facilitated by Vander Lemes

What is the limit of tolerance? 

We live in a continent where respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality are fundamental values. We also profess tolerance for other people’s culture, religion and conscience. Diversity has become an important aspect of our identity in the latest decades and an important part of the citizenship education. But sometimes we have to face some controversial issues in our everyday life. Where should we set a limit for the tolerance when this happens? 

Participants are invited to bring concrete episodes of their lives at the beginning of our dialogue, that can help us to better understand the limit of tolerance and to explore this concept.

Socratic method encourages participants to reflect and think critically. Dialogue is a group discussion that starts from one’s personal experiences and gradually transcends the individual perspective in a shared search for truth. Socratic method is a great way to learn critical thinking skills, gain confidence in one’s own thinking and to learn to investigate a topic together in an honest and respectful atmosphere.


  • Friday 13th, 17:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday 14th, 10:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday 15th, 10:00 – 13:00 

A light lunch, refreshments and snacks will be available throughout the weekend.


    • Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11, Helsinki


  • 240€ (Advance payment 100€), no partial participation.


  • Fill out the enrolment form (here)  and pay the advance payment of 100€ to the bank account of Filosofisen praktiikan verkosto ry FI27 79977 997657 700. Registration before March 31st.

Please note:  

  • Uninterrupted continuity from the first to the last day of the seminar work is an important prerequisite for the success of a Socratic Dialogue. Therefore partial participation (late arrival/early departure) are not possible. Thank you for your understanding.

If you like to learn more about Socratic dialogue, you can read  these:

Socratic Dialogue

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