This was the question that triggered the Dialogue of our Philosophical/Cosmological Coffee last Thursday under the starry sky of Oporto Planetarium.
The total darkness in which we found ourselves and the silence that participants had to observe between interventions highlighted every word that echoed in the dome of the planetarium as if they were cosmic truths.
I'm sure that, like myself, the other 24 participants felt they were floating in the Comos among stars and philosophical ideas.
This was the Philosophical Coffee where we realized the true importance of silence to deepen Dialogue and Thought.
I believe that, thanks to the silence and the scenery that was imposed on us, we all come out of this Dialogue feeling a lot smaller than before.
Tomás Magalhães Carneiro – Oporto Philosophical Club