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.
Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:00 PM | SFU Burnaby, Global Student Centre (GSC) Lounge, AQ2013
What are the characteristics of a great leader? | Farnaz Badiee
Thu, 26 Oct 2017 2:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (South Hill branch)
What is something that needs to be said? Why? | Meguido Zola
Mon, 30 Oct 2017 7:00 PM | Port Moody Public Library
What purpose does marriage serve today? | Biljana Barichello
Wed, 01 Nov 2017 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch)
What is permaculture and what is its role in urban farming? | Mark Stewart
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:30 AM | Vancouver Unitarians
How do celebrities influence public opinion and policy decisions, and should we do anything about it? | Randall MacKinnon
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 6:30 PM | Surrey City Centre Library — café for teens
The media: how does it affect the way we speak, act, treat ourselves and each other? | J. Dhami, J. Kambere, J. Kopp
Thu, 02 Nov 2017 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Joe Fortes branch)
Self-esteem: where does it come from? | Aiden Ansarian
Sat, 04 Nov 2017 3:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Hastings branch)
Why do we teach children mathematics? Would it be better to teach them more about art? | Alan Belk
Tue, 07 Nov 2017 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (South Hill branch)
What makes a place a home? Can you take your home with you in our mobile world? | Karen Southall Watts
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
Canada has six million grandparents. Do we need a Canadian grandparents film festival? | Shiraz Ramji
Wed, 08 Nov 2017 7:00 PM | The Gathering Place — Leigh Square
How would you describe your fundamental role as a parent? | Krista Wallace
Thu, 09 Nov 2017 7:00 PM | The ACT Maple Ridge
Where is the line between free speech and hate speech? | Gary Cleave
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
There are no external authorities on life’s deepest issues— only yourself. | Meguido Zola
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 6:30 PM | Contemporary Art Gallery
Do paintings themselves reflect, reorient, or resist the economies at play in the painter’s practice in Vancouver? | Maj Britt Jensen
Wed, 15 Nov 2017 6:30 PM | False Creek Community Centre
Do animals have the right to life? | Mark Battersby
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