Philosophy Workshop: From Karma to Dharma – Finding our Way through Indian Philosophy (Winter 2019)

This 2½-hour workshop introduced key concepts and arguments from the philosophical traditions of India. Our goals were to dispel some common misconceptions about Indian philosophy and religion, to distinguish different Indian philosophical schools from one another, and to develop a deeper understanding of these rich and varied traditions.
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“Big Ideas by Little Philosophers” (BiLP) – Fall 2019

During the Fall session, our group first watched a series of selected short films & Twilight Zone episodes, followed by youth-led, facilitated classroom discussions. Young thinkers were asked to identify, reflect and respond to various philosophical elements and themes present in the films, as well as make comparisons to experiences in their own communities and lives. Later in the Fall session, we began a series of story creation endeavors inspired by our classroom discussions and a little game we called “And the Moral of the Story Is…” . Access photos & videos here!

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*NEW* 2020 Corporate Sponsorship Program

We were so inspired by the response to the soft-launch of our Corporate Sponsorship program in 2019 that we’re expanding our program in 2020. Our Corporate Sponsorships come with several benefits and help to support our philosophy in the community programs for youth, adults, and everyone in-between. Learn more about becoming a Merlin Corporate Sponsor in 2020!

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November 2019 Philosophy Think & Drink (Helena)

Big thank you’s to David Nowakowski for facilitating our gathering this month! After posing a handful of questions, our group opted for a discussion about justice — inspired by a recent Grand Street Theatre performance of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, and subsequent movie adaptations, as well as the book. Check out what sorts of things we explored here!

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November 2019 Philosophy Think & Drink (Missoula)

Our November Think & Drink was lovely! Our group explored the relationship between emotions and morality. Check out some of the questions and ideas that came up in the process here!

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November 2019 Philosophy Walk: Nature & the Humanities

What a great way to spend a November morning & afternoon!  On this month’s philosophy walk we roamed the trails of Mount Helena while talking about nature and the humanities with guest speakers Edward Glowienka & Henry Kramer. Access audio recordings & photos from the walk here!

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