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, 27 May 2019 6:30 PM | Surrey Libraries (Ocean Park branch)
The philosophy of an algorithm: What does Big Data mean to you? | Daniel Sanderson
Mon, 27 May 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Renfrew branch)
Observing oneself: Why do I feel angry? | Aman Saini
Tue, 28 May 2019 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
It’s been said that we dream our lives in grand gestures, but we live our lives in little moments. What does that mean to you? | Meguido Zola
Wed, 29 May 2019 10:30 AM | Gallery Bistro
Is wealth relative? What does that mean for us? The country? The world? | Marilyn Medén
Wed, 29 May 2019 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
How can you trust someone you haven’t met? Can you establish good faith with someone online? | Keith Caspell
Wed, 29 May 2019 7:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Britannia Branch)
Should Canada adopt the ideas in “The Leap Manifesto: A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another.” | Mark Battersby
Fri, 31 May 2019 7:00 PM | SFU Burnaby Interfaith Centre
What in life is truly objective and not subjective? | Farnaz Badiee
Sun, 02 Jun 2019 3:00 PM | Sunset Community Centre
Why do we feel lonely? Is there a difference between loneliness and being alone? | Aman Saini
Mon, 03 Jun 2019 7:00 PM | Port Moody Public Library
Buying local: how important is it that we can get products and services made within 100 miles of where we live? | Keith Caspell
Wed, 05 Jun 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch)
Spiritual materialism: are we blocked from spiritual growth by our ego and believing that possessions, belief systems or states of mind will keep dissatisfaction at bay? | Mark Stewart
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