Philosophers' Café

Is confirmation bias always bad?

How does favouring information that confirms previously held beliefs or biases affect us in our daily lives? How does it influence our decision making? What resources are there to guard against it?

Co-sponsored by the Port Moody Public Library.


Mon, 27 Jan 2020 7:00 PM

100 Newport Dr., Port Moody | 604-469-4575  | Map


  • Marilyn Medén
    In retirement from teaching, Marilyn has been able to explore her creative side, publishing a novel, writing poetry and doing photography. If she had a life to live over, she would indulge her interest in philosophy, but since this is not likely, she organizes and has led discussions for a humanist group. At present a lay chaplain and member of a Unitarian Worship Services Committee, she enjoys planning and leading services.

Admission: Free. Registration not required.

Duration: 90 mins

Related topic(s): Liberal Arts

About the Philosophers' Café

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. To learn more about the Philosophers’ Café, please visit their website.

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