In this workshop we explored a variety of viewpoints and questions surrounding knowledge, explanation, and how we make sense of the world. Access resources and reading recommendations here!
In this workshop we explored how philosophers (over the millennia, in various corners of the globe) have approached the problems of ethics, and what kinds of answers they’ve proposed. Access resources and reading recommendations here!
A delightfully inspiring On Being podcast discussion between Krista Tippett and Nobel physicist Frank Wilczek about beauty and truth….and how beauty might be a compass for us all in the scientific and moral realms. Listen here!
To celebrate the new year, we kicked off our 2021 workshop series by looking at the questions: “What is philosophy? What does it involve, what does it do, and why should we care?” For this first ZOOM workshop led by philosopher David Nowakowski, we surveyed several approaches to the question, “What is philosophy?”, each of which raised its own further questions for reflection and discussion. We also took a quick tour of the major areas or divisions of philosophy, as they developed in Greece, India, and elsewhere. Access resources and reading recommendations here!
Wow!! We just received word that Bleeding Spirits: A Combat Soldier’s Memoir of the Vietnam War (1968-1969) was listed by Aaron Parrett as the standout military history book of 2020 in Montana The Magazine of Western History’s Montana Book Roundup!
Thank you to Karena and the BWP Helena Great Northern Hotel family for your continued support of our organization. Your 2021 in-kind sponsorship will help to support our philosophy in the community activities through the provision of lodging for our out-of-town guest speakers.
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Well, we’re in the final leg of 2020 — a year that, for obvious reasons, has been a challenging one for us all. While 2020 has helped to reveal society’s deep fissures (and in many ways ripped them wide open), it has also shown us another picture — the possibility of a better WE. This is, I think, among our most important tasks in 2021…keeping this possibility alive and moving toward that horizon TOGETHER. With gratitude & kindness…please enjoy our Merlin 2020 EOY Newsletter. Read more here!