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, 23 Jan 2019 10:30 AM | Gallery Bistro
What does it mean to be human? How is this expressed in our lives? | Marilyn Medén
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 7:00 PM | Trout Lake Community Centre
Legalized marijuana: a universal panacea with its roots in hell, or harmless recreational pastime? | Jim Lyall
Sun, 27 Jan 2019 3:00 PM | Sunset Community Centre
Understanding the stresses on parent-child relationships in immigrant families: What are the challenges to inter-generational communication and clarity? | Aman Saini
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 12:00 PM | SFU's Vancouver campus
Understanding sex, consent and aging in relationships | Kristin Gilbert (Options for Sexual Health)
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Renfrew branch)
The art of listening: why do we experience conflict, fear and miscommunication in relationships? | Aman Saini
Mon, 28 Jan 2019 7:00 PM | Lynn Valley Library
Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault asks, what are the processes and the technologies, by which we gain knowledge to determine the way we want to be in the world? | Reema Faris
Tue, 29 Jan 2019 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
“We’re all just walking each other home,” wrote the pop philosopher Ram Dass. What does this mean to you? | Meguido Zola
Wed, 30 Jan 2019 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
Are family relationships obligatory? Is it okay to turn your back on blood? | Sukh Gill
Thu, 31 Jan 2019 6:00 PM | SFU Burnaby Interfaith Centre
What would a utopia be like? How would it function and continue to exist? | Farnaz Badiee
Mon, 04 Feb 2019 7:00 PM | Port Moody Public Library
Hospitality customs: quaint cultural artifact, or the sign of a healthy society? | Keith Caspell
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