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Philosophers' Corner

Winter/Sping 2023 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.


Philosophers' Corner In-Person Sessions

There are Philosopers' Corner sessions in Langley, Richmond and Surrey.  No registration is necessary.  Admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis as space permits.  Drop-in fee of $2 for Surrey sessions, and Richmond drop-in fee is $5 (includes coffee/tea and a treat).  You are responsible for the cost of your meal.  See below table for dates/times and location of Philosophers' Corner.

Date Topic Location
February 23, 11:30am Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy? City of Langley Library - 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley
March 23, 11:30am How will our society ever solve the challenge of addiction?
April 27, 11:30am Should health care allow for the option to access private clinics?
May 25, 11:30am Are Social activism and civil disobedience important aspects of maintaining our democracy?
February 2, 10:30am Do the benefits of social media outweigh the risks? Wisteria Place Multipurpose - Room 4388 Garry Street, Richmond
March 2, 10:30am What are the implications of the increasing gap between the rich and the poor?
April 6, 10:30am Are Wars inevitable?
May 4, 10:30am How will our society ever solve the challenge of addiction?
February 9, 11:30am Nestle, capitalism and the wold's potable water. The Roadhouse Grille - 1781 King George Blvd Surrey
March 9, 11:30am What are the ramifications of our complex relationship with China?
April 13, 11:30am Who to trust in the age of misinformation.
May 11, 11:30am Environment success stories - is it too late?