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.
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Carnegie branch)
Can the dynamic of dominant and oppressed cultures help us understand structural injustice? | Mark Stewart
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Kitsilano Branch)
Does art fail when its rejected? Does it only become “real” art when praised by experts? | Luba Kudryavtseva
Wed, 12 Dec 2018 6:30 PM | False Creek Community Centre
How is philosophy different from religion? | Daniel Sanderson
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 5:30 PM | Surrey City Centre Library, READ-Ability Lounge, 1st Floor
What are the benefits and disadvantages to moving to a new country? | Aina Aliieva
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 6:30 PM | Steveston Community Centre
Is suffering a necessary component of life? | Christopher Ludwig
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 7:00 PM | Terry Fox Library
Socrates argued that we must abide by the social contract: individuals must give up some individual rights and freedoms in exchange for safety and security. Is this true? | Hilary Morden
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Joe Fortes branch)
How do we take advantage of the possibility of a longer life, and what new responsibilities and duties do we have in doing so? | Diana Davidson
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:30 AM | Kerrisdale Community Centre
Is it possible to be with people this way? How? | Meguido Zola
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 12:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Oakridge branch)
Ego, creativity and the artist: why do so many artists and musicians have big egos and is this a good or a bad thing? | Christopher Ludwig
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:00 AM | Vancouver Public Library (South Hill branch)
ਕੀ ਪ੍ਰਮੁਖ ਸੱਭਿਆਚਾਰ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਸਭਿਆਚਾਰ ਦੀਆਂ ਕਦਰਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਕੋਈ ਫਰਕ ਹੈ? | Aman Saini
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