Our Mission

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization aimed at helping people find their way with philosophy A cornerstone of our practice is a solid belief in the value and relevance of philosophy & its ability to help people live healthier, happier & more deeply satisfying lives, to promote and encourage critical & creative thought, to cultivate leadership & action, and to foster, strengthen & enrich communities.  We also think it is a truly fun, exhilarating, and rewarding activity in itself & is not meant to be closed away in some book but, rather, to be lived.

Heart Tree | The Branches, Arteries & Blood Flow of Merlin MCC We strive to help businesses, children, adults & elders find their way with philosophy by providing services & programs that: (a) spark and encourage the exchange of ideas & the fun of doing philosophy, (b) cultivate leadership & action, and (c) promote critical, creative thought & the exploration of topics from a variety of perspectives, and (d) facilitate the application of philosophical thinking to matters of everyday living.

 

To this end, we offer three branches of public service: philosophical counseling, philosophical consulting & philosophy-based community events, including free guided philosophy walks on Merlin Nature Preserve (and other local areas), life enrichment & wellness programs, unique business programs that bring philosophy into the workplace, community roundtables/forums & socials, and philosophy workshops & retreats. Our areas of philosophical focus include: leadership & action, quality of life, happiness & meaning, loss, change & grief, death & dying, elder interests, and the environment (nature).  In addition, we host two FUNdraising shin-digs per year and have a free on-line resource center with access to relevant articles, videos, educational seminars, lectures, and tools all aimed at helping people in a variety of philosophy-related ways.

To paraphrase Socrates: philosophy is learning how to live well, so that one can die well.

 

All of our philosophy-based services & activities are structured to meet the following aims:

  • To educate the public on the benefits, relevancy & application of philosophy and related educational/scholarly endeavors in the fields of philosophy & psychology
  • To promote the advancement of various aspects of philosophy & psychology as branches of knowledge & forms of practice
  • To enhance the global and community health & well-being through the application of these disciplines

Whether it’s guidance & direction, clarity & perspective, dialectic exchange, or valuable assistance with your endeavors, our mission is to help you find your way with philosophy & succeed.  It’s that simple.  Learn more about who we are, what we do, & why we do it.

 


 

 

 

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