Christopher Phillips (born July 15, 1959) is an American author, educator, and pro-democracy advocate. He is best known for his 2001 book Socrates Café. Public Radio International called Phillips the "Johnny Appleseed of Philosophy." Phillips's latest book The Philosophy of Childing: Unlocking Creativity, Curiosity and Reason through the Wisdom of Our Youngest was published in May 2016. Foreword Reviews says this about it: "More concerned with opening communication and dialogues than drawing hard conclusions,The Philosophy of Childing is a springboard for debate, addressing everything from moral development and imagination to the idea of “ripeness” as a human being."