Best Selling Author Christopher Phillips, Ph.D., to Offer Thought-Provoking Lecture at Marywood University


SCRANTON, PA (March 12, 2015)—Marywood University’s Philosophy department, Munley College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will host Christopher Phillips, Ph.D., best selling author, for a thought-provoking lecture and discussion, “What Makes Life Worth Living?” on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 7 p.m., in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life. This event is free and open to the public.


Dr. Phillips is a professor, writer, social entrepreneur, and pro-democracy activist. His selected writings include Socrates Café, Six Questions of Socrates, Constitution Café, and Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart.


Dr. Phillips earned his doctoral degree in communications, and his master’s degrees in the humanities, the natural sciences, and in education. He was awarded the Distinguished American Leadership Award in 2012. He is a Network Fellow at Harvard University’s Safra Center for Ethics and was named the first Senior Fellow at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.


Dr. Phillips was a Senior Fellow in the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, where he designed and taught courses on such subjects as ”Socratic Method and Democratic Citizenship”and ”Money and Democracy.“


Orchestrating discussions at nursing homes, maximum-security prisons, churches, homeless shelters, bookstores, and coffeehouses across the country, Dr. Phillips urges attendees of his lectures to share their worldviews and analyze their most basic assumptions.


For more information on Dr. Phillips’ lecture, please contact Dr. Philip Jenkins, associate professor of philosophy at Marywood University, at