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.
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 6:00 PM | The Anvil Centre
How does our direct participation in community contribute to the well-being of society? Is volunteering a moral virtue or obligation? | Valerie Malla
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 6:30 PM | Richmond Public Library (Brighouse branch)
“Just be yourself,” what does it mean? Do we really know who we are? | Ben Mejilla
Wed, 24 Apr 2019 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
Deconstructing FOBS: what does it mean to be "fresh off the boat"? | Sukh Gill
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 2:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (South Hill branch)
What happens when your inner child gets arthritis? Is play important for all of us? | Karen Southall Watts
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 7:00 PM | SFU Burnaby Interfaith Centre
Can rational thought exist without language? | Farnaz Badiee
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
Where do you find meaning in your life? | Meguido Zola
Wed, 01 May 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch)
Is nature intelligent or alive? How does our answer to this question shape the way we value and interact with the natural world? | Mark Stewart
Wed, 01 May 2019 7:00 PM | Burnaby Public Library (McGill branch)
Our mothers: how does this relationship impact our lives? | Valerie Malla
Thu, 02 May 2019 7:00 PM | Italian Cultural Centre Museum
Dialogue within: How does art further self-knowing? | Aman Saini
Sun, 05 May 2019 3:00 PM | Sunset Community Centre
Is there a relationship between fear and desire? | Aman Saini
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