This past weekend I posed this question as a foundation for two separate dinner conversations with people I greatly respect. The answers were fascinating to say the least.
Here are two people (out of many) I would love to have join me for an intimate coffee, a beer, or dinner conversation.
1) Socrates—The philosopher remains, as he was in his lifetime (469–399 B.C.), an enigma, an inscrutable individual who, despite having written nothing, is considered one of the handful of philosophers who forever changed how philosophy itself was to be conceived. All our information about him is second-hand and most of it vigorously disputed, but his trial and death at the hands of the Athenian democracy is nevertheless the founding myth of the academic discipline of philosophy, and his influence has been felt far beyond philosophy itself, and in every age.
2.) C.S. Lewis—I really want an opportunity to invite “Jack” to McCreary’s Pub in Franklin and gather a few friends around a pint or two and discuss our latest thinking and writings. Oh my goodness! Wouldn’t that be “Narnian?”
What about you?
Who is a person you would wish to have known?
**A couple of ground rules for the conversation. Let’s not include Jesus nor any other Bible personality. We all know we want to talk to them. Let’s think a little wider, shall we?
As the conversation progresses in the comments, I’ll reveal the dinner conversations, the personalities and their choices.
Let the conversation begin!
Bonus points for naming the person in the picture.