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Philosophers' Corner

Philosophers Corner


Winter/Spring 2018 Sessions

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



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  
Feb 1 A rational debate on immigration:  is it possible?  
Mar 1 Do we ever learn from the past?  
Apr 5 Would you rather have power or fame?  
May 3 Why is early education not valued by society?  
June 7 What is it to be human?  


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  
Feb 8 Pursuit of happiness:  real or illusory?  
Feb 22 Utopias:  what are some common elements?  
Mar 8 Will sexual harassment and violence against women ever end in a paternalistic society?  
Mar 22 Does history have any current meaning?  
Apr 12

The importance of skepticism.

Apr 26 Is security a fear-game?  
May 10 Managing memory loss as we age.