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Philosophers' Corner

Fall 2018 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
  • Suggested minimum $2.00 donation for each Philosophers' Corner session.
  • 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

New this semester!

A dinner Philosophers' Corner in the same location!

Thursday, October 4
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Topic: The changing roles of men and women


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
Oct 4 Immigration: how should Canada deal with the fallout of Trump's politics?
Nov 1 What place does civil disobedience have in our society?
Dec 6 The things we keep: the significance of objects.


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
Sept 13 What is evil... is it a religious construct?
Sept 27 Mindfulness.
Oct 11 End of life issues and the law.
Oct 25 Why do people believe in conspiracy theories?
Nov 8 Do Social Services create dependency?
Nov 22 Are charismatic leaders dangerous?
Dec 13 Why are we prone to superstitions?