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Philosophers' Corner

Spring 2019 Session

You don't have to be a philosopher to participate in these stimulating sessions. If you enjoy listening to people delve into the topics listed, providing their own and often controversial perspectives, or if you have insights or perspectives to offer, you will enjoy these Philosophers' Corner sessions. Some sessions will have a featured presenter to introduce the topic and all sessions are moderated to limit discussion to one speaker at a time and to ensure everyone gets a chance to speak.

We hope you will join us and discuss these thought provoking topics where listeners are as welcome as speakers.

  • Open to the Public
  • $2.00 fee
  • Food and beverage orders from 11:30 am. Presentation and discussion from 11:45 am onwards
  • No pre-registration necessary, but admission will be on a “first come, first served” basis as space permits

Richmond (Steveston Hotel)

Richmond Philosophers’ Corner sessions are held on the first Thursday of the month starting at 11:30 am at the Steveston Hotel in the back room behind the cafeteria, 12111 Third Avenue at the corner of Moncton Street, Tel: 604.277.9511. 

Date Topic
February 7 Should we be eliminating memorial names on institutions for currently unacceptable conduct? 
March 7 How can we foster neighbourhood interactions?
April 4 Artificial Intelligence: Frankenstein revisited?
May 2 Where do you draw the line between cultural appreciation and appropriation?
June 6 Can Canada have any real influence on world affairs?

Surrey (Ricky's Country Restaurant)

Surrey Philosophers’ Corner sessions are held on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month starting at 11:30 am, in the back room on the main floor of Ricky's Country Restaurant (formerly ABC Country Restaurant), 2160 King George Boulevard, Tel: 604.531.2635

Date Topic
February 14 Twelve life lessons from hospice conversations
February 28 Will cannabis change our society?
March 14 Intuition versus rationality
March 28 The history and future of money
April 11 What is cultural appropriation and why didn’t I hear about it ten years ago?
April 25 Is marriage obsolete given the divorce rate and our longevity?
May 9 What should we do with returning ISIS fighters?