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, 17 Jun 2019 6:30 PM | Surrey Libraries (Ocean Park branch)
Are you really in control of your behaviour? | Daniel Sanderson
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:30 AM | Dogwood Pavilion, Coquitlam
How do we connect with others? Is there a ripple effect? | Marilyn Meden
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Firehall branch)
How might the artist stimulate ethical stewardship in the current ecological climate? | Sheinagh Anderson
Wed, 19 Jun 2019 7:00 PM | Trout Lake Community Centre
How do we determine just how big a government should be? | Jim Lyall
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 10:30 AM | West Vancouver Memorial Library
How does today’s rapidly changing mass media enhance or limit life? Does it make a difference if you are a senior? | Randall MacKinnon
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 2:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (South Hill branch)
Does your search for the perfect answer keep you from making decisions, taking risks and growing? What’s behind the drive to be perfect? | Karen Southall Watts
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 2:30 PM | The Sanctuary in Brentwood
John Dillinger, whose birthday is June 21, was a rogue bank robber in the 20s and 30s who has been idolized in American film and lore. Does celebrating outlaw heroes undermine our social fabric? | Brian Fraser
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 7:00 PM | Richmond Public Library (Brighouse branch) — café in Russian
Crisis of Western liberalism; what's next? | Will Tesler
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 7:00 PM | Terry Fox Library
Is war a natural condition? Is there any hope of living in peace? | Hilary Morden
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 7:00 PM | The ACT Maple Ridge
Is there a place for the sacred in a secular society? | Gary Cleave
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