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 →
Philosophers' Café provides composer with a space to share the power of music and art
As a contemporary classical composer, Chris Ludwig spends a lot of time creating complicated, layered musical worlds in his own head. 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.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 7:00 PM | Terry Fox Library
History: truth or alternative facts? | Hilary Morden
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 7:00 PM | The Sanctuary in Brentwood
How do we renew our energy during our holidays? What approaches work best for you when you want to recharge? | Brian Fraser
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 3:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Hastings branch)
Home school, public school or private school: if given the choice, what system would you choose? | Alan Belk
Wed, 22 Aug 2018 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch)
The personal Panopticon of your psyche: have you internalized the expectations of the dominant culture? | Mark Stewart
Mon, 27 Aug 2018 7:00 PM | Port Moody Public Library
How important is it to know a second language? | Keith Caspell
Tue, 28 Aug 2018 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
"In a superficial truth, the opposite is false. In a deep truth, the opposite is also true,” said physicist Niels Bohr. What are examples of this in your life? How do you reconcile this paradox? | Meguido Zola
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
New mainstream among millennials—minimalism. | Aina Aliieva
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas Branch)
New mainstream among millennials—minimalism. | Aina Alliieva
Wed, 29 Aug 2018 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Britannia Branch)
Going beyond the robot: can we overcome our tendency to go on autopilot in order to experience our everyday life as alive and sacred? | Mark Stewart
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 2:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (South Hill branch)
Beyond cycling and recycling: how do we balance our modern lives with our relationship to a fragile environment? | Karen Southall Watts
Thu, 13 Sep 2018 6:30 PM | Steveston Community Centre
What does “wilderness” mean to you? | Christopher Ludwig
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