Seoul Contemporary Philosophy Club

We’re a group of people that enjoy discussing philosophy.  We strive for the best of both worlds: a genuine interest in contemporary philosophy expressed in (relatively) casual conversation over coffee.

We meet every second Saturday at 4:30 at Cafe Bene near Jong-gak Station.

Directions: From Jong-gak station. Use exit 6.  When you get to the corner with a Coffee Bean, turn left. We are in the Cafe Bene.

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Directions: (See the location here.)Take line 2 to Sinchon Station and go out exit 3. Walk toward Yonsei University for approximately 10 minutes. At the second intersection, you will see a massive, red brick church. Turn right and walk about 1 minute. The cafe is directly behind the church. We have reserved the study room on the second floor of the cafe.

Directions to Meeple: Come out of Sinchon Subway Station Exit 4 and walk straight for a couple of minutes.  You should see a building on your left with a Tom & Tom’s, a Standard Chartered, and an On The Border. There is an escalator directly under the Tom & Tom’s; take it down to the basement.


29 thoughts on “Seoul Contemporary Philosophy Club

  1. Hi Laura,

    There will be a short hiatus on meetings. I’m heading back to Canada for January and February. We will start again in March.

    If you’d like to be on the mailing list, email me at and I’ll let you know when the next meeting is.

    There is also a feminist philosophy club that meets in Gangnam, every other Saturday. If you email me, I’ll get you attached to that mailing list, if you wish.

    Thanks for the interest

  2. Hi! I am interested in philosophy and would like to know more about your meetings. Are you going to have a regular meeting in April? ls there any reading that I need to do in order to participate in your discussuion?

  3. Hi Hyeyoung,

    We will be meeting this Saturday, April 6. We will be in a meeting room in a Dunkin Donuts by exit 6 of Gangnam station at 4:00.

    We’ll be discussing Jean-Paul Sartre’s essay “Existentialism is a Humanism.” You don’t need to do any reading; I’ll write a summary like the ones on the blog for us to discuss. Usually I offer to send around a pdf or .mobi file of the book we’re discussing, but this time I only have a physical copy of the book. I think it should be easy to find a copy on the internet, if you’re curious.

    IF you’d like to be added to the mailing list for more updates, email me at

    I hope to see you there!

  4. Hi Michelle! We’ll be meeting Saturday, June 15 at 4:00 at the Dunkin Donuts outside exit six of Gangnam station. i would be great to have you there!

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