Woot-Woot! We just received word that we’ve been awarded a $1,000 grant for our new Philosophy Shorts series “How Did We Get Here?” from the American Philosophical Association and the Berry Fund for Public Philosophy.
About the “How Did We Get Here?” series
Tight schedules don’t have to mean sacrificed depth. That’s why we developed Merlin Shorts — a series of shorter “hoot-worthy!” gatherings ranging from Philosophy Drive-Ins and Read-In’s, to our newest series in the bunch “How Did We Get Here?” This new series will take us on a tour of some neglected and forgotten paths of intellectual history, asking “How Did We Get Here?” for important philosophical, scientific, and cultural concepts like dignity, free will, science, and the nation. Learn more here!
About the American Philosophical Association
The American Philosophical Association was “founded in 1900 to promote the exchange of ideas among philosophers, to encourage creative and scholarly activity in philosophy, to facilitate the professional work and teaching of philosophers, and to represent philosophy as a discipline.” Their mission concerns promoting “the discipline and profession of philosophy, both within the academy and in the public arena” and their principal activities include: scholarship, teaching, career development, and advocacy.
Thank you so much to the American Philosophical Association and the Berry Fund for Public Philosophy for your support of our organization and awarding us $1,000 for our new “How Did We Get Here?” philosophy shorts program. We’re so grateful for the opportunity to be able to provide fun opportunities like these to learn & think together in the community!
About the Berry Fund for Public Philosophy
The Berry Fund for Public Philosophy “supports the work of the APA committee on public philosophy, whose goal is to find and create opportunities to demonstrate the personal value and social usefulness of philosophy.”