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!
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!
We are extremely grateful to Humanities Montana and the National Endowment for Humanities for awarding our organization a $5,000 CARES Act Grant earlier this year. Their rapid-response relief funding provided operational support to our non-profit (and so many others) during an extreme time of need. Thank you so much!! Check out what their relief grant helped to fund!