French children appear to be abandoning video games and party favors for tea and Rene Descartes. According to Adam Sage of the Time Online UK, les goûters philos or philosophical teas are more than a flash in the pan for French children. These parties are sweeping the nation as an alternative for children seeking a good time with friends and family.
The parties are held in cafés, public libraries and at home and involve food, drink … and debate.
Some are led by intellectuals who are steeped in the study of philosophy and others by parents who are struggling to tell Nietzsche and Sartre apart. Many are organised by the children themselves.
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