A good group of participants attended a FILO-Café discussion entitled “Being Free” in a cozy Budapest café. This was the debut event for a newly launched programme series that aims to promote the exchange of philosophical ideas.
The moderators made sure that everyone could have their say, and that the participants paid attention and were not merely interested in convincing each other, but also in understanding each other’s ideas.
This experience proved that a dialogue based on mutual respect could enable a more complex and detailed picture to emerge. Instead of leading to a debate, the programme made evident the need for an open dialogue to bridge diverging views.