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, 19 Feb 2019 10:30 AM | Dogwood Pavilion, Coquitlam
Love your enemies: what does this mean? Can it be done? | Marilyn Meden
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 7:00 PM | Trout Lake Community Centre
Nation states: what are they for? Do we still need them? | Jim Lyall
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 10:30 AM | West Vancouver Memorial Library
When is a democracy not a democracy? What are the pillars that define a democratic state? | Randall MacKinnon
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 5:30 PM | Surrey City Centre Library, READ-Ability Lounge, 1st Floor
February is Black History Month. What did Martin Luther King Jr. teach us about civil disobedience? | Valerie Malla
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 7:00 PM | The ACT Maple Ridge
What is the appeal of public intellectuals, such as Jordan Peterson, who have been referred to as members of the Intellectual Dark Web? | Gary Cleave
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 7:00 PM | The Sanctuary in Brentwood
What do we need to teach our children? | Brian Fraser
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 7:00 PM | Terry Fox Library
The greater the power, the greater the responsibility: do more powerful nations have a greater responsibility to act ethically in the world? | Hilary Morden
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Renfrew branch)
Knowing life beyond desire: what is the true relationship between love and desire? | Aman Saini
Mon, 25 Feb 2019 7:00 PM | Lynn Valley Library
In a gender binary world, we construct, support and perpetuate ideals of masculinity and femininity. What are these ideals today and how do we conform to or challenge them? | Reema Faris
Tue, 26 Feb 2019 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element,” wrote Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. What does this mean to you? | Meguido Zola
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