Interfaith, intercultural advocate finds a place to share and learn at Philosophers’ Cafés
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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, 20 Nov 2017 7:00 PM | Burnaby Public Library (McGill branch)
Water: is it a human right? | Kalpna Solanki
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:00 PM | SFU Burnaby Interfaith Centre
Does life have any purpose? if so, what is the purpose of life to you? | Farnaz Badiee
Wed, 29 Nov 2017 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Britannia Branch)
Is there a difference between religion and spirituality? | Mark Stewart
Thu, 30 Nov 2017 2:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (South Hill branch)
Rigged: How is the universe, the “system” and your life, rigged or not? | Meguido Zola
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
Is our public education system promoting assimilation? | Shiraz Ramji
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 7:00 PM | The Gathering Place — Leigh Square
The moral problems of charity | Hilary Morden
Wed, 06 Dec 2017 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch)
Has information technology made the world a better place? | David Kaufman
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 10:30 AM | Vancouver Unitarians
Consider the Russian proverb, “trust, but verify”. In international relations, when should a nation trust another and how can it verify this needed evidence? | Randall MacKinnon
Thu, 07 Dec 2017 6:30 PM | Surrey City Centre Library — café for teens
High school: confronting the issues of heavy workloads, difficult relationships with school staff, and coping with stress and bullying. | J. Dhami, J. Kambere, J. Kopp
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 12:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Oakridge branch)
The symphony orchestra in the 21st century: relevant, or a dead, lumbering dinosaur? | Christopher Ludwig
Sat, 09 Dec 2017 3:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Hastings branch)
If we all became vegetarian tomorrow, should we care what happens to meat industry workers? | Alan Belk
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 7:00 PM | Burnaby Public Library (McGill branch)
Jobs in the pipeline: who are the winners and losers in the battles over pipelines? | Kalpna Solanki
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
What does it mean to “hold space” for others? How do you do it well? | Meguido Zola
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 6:30 PM | False Creek Community Centre
Giving away your powers: what you lose and when the loss takes effect. | Diana Davidson
Thu, 14 Dec 2017 7:00 PM | The ACT Maple Ridge
What stories do we tell each other? Are they important? Does it matter if they are true or fabrication? | Gary Cleave
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