Philosophers' Café

“We live in the best of all possible worlds.” – Gottfried Leibniz

German philosopher Gottfried Leibniz is one of the great contributors to logic, perhaps the most significant since Aristotle. Now, in a world that seems chaotic, dangerous, and threatened, do the words of Leibniz hold true? Why or why not?

Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library.


Wed, 01 Apr 2020 6:30 PM

Vancouver Public Library (Mount Pleasant branch), 1 Kingsway, Vancouver | 604-665-3962 | Map


  • Bill Arnott

    Author, poet, songwriter Bill Arnott is the bestselling author of Gone Viking: A Travel Saga (WIBA 2019 finalist) and Dromomania: A Wonderful Magical Journey. Bill’s work is published in Canada, the U.S., U.K., Europe and Asia. When not trekking the globe with a pack, journal and camera phone, Bill can be found in Vancouver, making friends, misbehaving and philosophizing. @billarnott_aps

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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