SFU Philosophers' Café

Philosophers’ Café is a series of informal public discussions in  libraries, cafés and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. The cafés, which are open to everyone, have brought dialogue and discussion to thousands of people who are interested in exploring issues from the absurd to the sublime. Join us for lively discussions with Moderator Reema Faris! 

  • Monday, April 15
    In today's consumer capitalist spectacle, celebrities are held up as role models and spokespeople. Why? What are the promises and pitfalls of our obsession with celebrities?
  • Monday, May 13
    Is there truly such a thing as choice? How do we define agency?

    Monday, June 10 
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the idea of family as a building block of society? Can we envision a different sort of social structure?
  • Monday, July 8
    The role of utopia: can we envision a better future? 

Reema Faris is a Ph.D student with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Her research focuses on popular culture and feminism. An MA in Graduate Liberal Studies (SFU 2015), she holds a BA in History and Classical Studies from the University of British Columbia (1983) and MBA from the University of Toronto (1990). 

No registration required. Drop in! 


Lynn Valley


Repeats every month on May, June, July on the second Monday 4 times.
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm


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