Think all surfers are brainless thrill-seekers? Think again. And again and again, because these surfers are philosophy professors.
Tofino, British Columbia – June 15-18, 2017 – The 2nd annual PHILOsurfer conference invites the public to hear Dr. Aaron James speak on “The Surfer, the A**hole, and the Future of Capitalism”.
The PHILOsurfer conference is the brainchild of Colin Ruloff and Patrick Findler, both professors of philosophy at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and avid surfers.
“We were in the water, waiting for waves, talking philosophy. That’s when Patrick said, ‘Hey, we’re philosophers that surf. That makes us philosurfers’”
From this humble beginning, the conference has expanded to include an international group of philosophy professors who surf. They will meet to present academic papers, socialize, and surf; but James’ public lecture will be of interest to everyone. If you’ve never taken a university philosophy class, this is a chance to experience one, and if you found university philosophy too dry, this promises to be quite different.
Dr. James’ latest book is New York Times bestseller A**holes: A Theory of Donald Trump (Doubleday/Penguin Random House, 2016).
This free public lecture will be held on June 18, from 10:30 am to 12:30, at the Tofino Theatre https://tofinotheatre.ca/.