Reema Faris shares her PhD knowledge with Philosophers' Café
For Reema, being a PhD student is as much about studying as it is about sharing. She believes that dialogue and the exchange of knowledge is an important part of giving back to her community. learn more →
Philsophers' Café creator reflects on the past 20 years
Back in 1998, Yosef Wosk envisioned a community where people would feel empowered to express their opinions, connect and learn from those around them—the result was SFU’s Philosophers’ Café. learn more →
Brian Fraser aims to build better communities one conversation at a time
As a minister and non-profit consultant, Brian has made participating in provocative conversations that generate flourishing communities his personal goal. learn more →
Thinking the unthinkable, imagining the impossible, and discussing the improbable
SFU’s Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in the heart of our communities. Since 1998, this award-winning program has engaged the interests of scholars, seniors, students, philosophers, and non-philosophers through stimulating dialogue and the passionate exchange of ideas.
All cafés are free to attend. No registration is required.
Mon, 24 Jun 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Renfrew branch)
Do we base our ethics on individual responsibility or collective duty? | Aman Saini
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
What money can’t (and shouldn’t) buy: What limits should there be on what we allow to be bought, sold and advertised? | Mark Battersby
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:30 AM | Gallery Bistro
What is truth? Do you want it? How can you tell if you have it? | Marilyn Medén
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 6:00 PM | New Westminster Museum and Archives
We are all born into and live within great systems that govern opportunities and oppressions. When it comes to the medical, legal and educational systems—do we have a meaningful say? | Valerie Malla
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
Is better to look at history as a single solid set of facts or as a set of narratives or metaphors? Which is easier? Is one more beneficial? | Keith Caspell
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 6:30 PM | Richmond Public Library (Brighouse branch)
Is there a persistent gap between materialist science and western religion and should we be working to close this gap? | Ben Mejilla
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Britannia Branch)
Can we make ethical choices when we participate in social and economic systems that are unsustainable and unjust? | Mark Stewart
Fri, 28 Jun 2019 6:15 PM | SFU Burnaby Interfaith Centre
What scientific breakthrough would have the biggest effect on humanity? | Farnaz Badiee
Wed, 03 Jul 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch)
All joy and no fun: what are the benefits and challenges of raising children? | Mark Stewart
Thu, 04 Jul 2019 7:00 PM | Italian Cultural Centre Museum
What is the true relationship between art, science and nature? | Aman Saini
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