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A Diverse Group of Individuals in Naples, FL
We are a group of diverse individuals, concerned with the events we see today. For the past 11 years, we’ve provided a forum for members to debate and discuss matters of importance and to promote the understanding and value of Critical Thinking for the community at large.
Who attends the Center for Critical Thinking events?
The Center for Critical Thinking is for anyone interested in debating and discussing matters of importance with a critically thinking mind. Our members represent a mix of Naples: those still working and those retired; full-time residents and snowbirds; US citizens and those with foreign passports.
Our membership is diverse — and we look forward to meeting you soon. Add one of our upcoming events to your calendar, sign up for our newsletter, or become a member to stay-in-the-know on upcoming events.
How We Do This
We organize and lead discussion groups throughout Naples, FL. At our discussions, a moderator offers some initial context before asking audience members for input. Participants are asked to direct comments to the moderator and not directly to one another. Moderators seek to ensure that anyone wishing to provide to comment has an opportunity and that no one person dominates the meeting.
During 2016, the Center for Critical Thinking organized and moderated approximately 50 group discussions on a wide variety of philosophical and social issues in a number of different settings throughout the Naples community.
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Lecture by Board Member Dr. Judith Gates