A Special Philosophers' Café — Confronting the Disinformation Age
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM learn more →
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, 25 Mar 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Renfrew branch)
Questioning the consumerism of meditation: has mindfulness become a buzzword? | Aman Saini
Mon, 25 Mar 2019 7:00 PM | Lynn Valley Library
Living in an image-saturated landscape, gaps emerge between our own sense of self and media representations of an ideal self. | Reema Faris
Tue, 26 Mar 2019 6:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (West Point Grey branch)
“The answers aren’t important really,” says the hero in Zilpha Keatley Snyder’s novel, The Changeling. “What’s important is—knowing all the questions.” | Meguido Zola
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:30 AM | Gallery Bistro
What are Canadian values? How are they realized or not realized? | Marilyn Medén
Wed, 27 Mar 2019 6:30 PM | Burnaby Public Library (Tommy Douglas branch)
Who are allies of the TRC and how can they help aid the process of understanding Indigenous issues? | Sukh Gill
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 2:00 PM | Vancouver Public Library (South Hill branch)
We are more connected than ever before, so why are we so lonely? | Karen Southall Watts
Thu, 28 Mar 2019 6:30 PM | SFU Burnaby Interfaith Centre
Is there inherent order in nature or is it all chaos and chance? | Farnaz Badiee
Mon, 01 Apr 2019 7:00 PM | Port Moody Public Library
Are there comic forms that are universal, or is comedy a social construct that can only be appreciated from within a cultural paradigm? | Keith Caspell
Wed, 03 Apr 2019 6:30 PM | Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch)
Can extreme alterations of consciousness give us knowledge? Is there a difference between being crazy and being enlightened? | Mark Stewart
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 7:00 PM | Italian Cultural Centre Museum
The wedding dress: does the commodification of weddings obscure the true meaning of marriage? What is the true meaning? | Angela Clarke
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