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Philosophers' Corner

Philosophers Corner


Fall/Winter 2017/18 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  
Oct 5 How can we remove the stigma of mental illness?  
Nov 2 Is legalizing drugs the solution?  
Dec 7 Should we be tolerant of intolerant people?  


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 14 Great turning points in human history and what made them so  
Sept 28 How responsible are we all for famine/war in faraway countries?  
Oct 12 Fact and Theory:  what are they?  
Oct 26 Should children be "streamed" into academic or trades education?  
Nov 9

Why are there religions?

Nov 23 Why do we keep pets?  
Dec 14 Truth:  how do we know it?