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Philosophers' Corner

Spring 2017 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  
February 2 How can we help democracy improve?  
March 2 What effect has the internet had on our lives?  
April 6 Has consumerism hijacked holidays and celebrations?  
May 4 How has parenting changed?  
June 1 What is our responsibility to future generations?  


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 9 What is the inter-relationship of spirituality/religion/science?  
February 23 What supports exist for refugees to aid in settlement?  
March 9 How does one identify "human rights"?  
March 23 The philosophy of "selfishness" (Ayn Rand) - does it make you a "better person"?  
April 13 What is the role of self-improvement in one's life?  
April 27 What are the theories of government, their origins and applications?  
May 11 The philosophy of ownership