Philosophy Workshop Series: “What is Philosophy?” (The Basics)

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!

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“Bleeding Spirits” Listed as Standout Military History Book in Montana The Magazine of Western History’s 2020 Montana Book Roundup

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! 

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BWP Helena Great Northern Hotel Helping to Support Philosophy in the Community in 2021

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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2020 Merlin Mailer End-of-Year Newsletter

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!

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What Our 2020 CARES Act Relief Grant from Humanities MT Helped Fund

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!

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Philosophy Workshop: Exploring Issues of Race (December 2020)

In this 2½-hour ZOOM philosophy workshop led by philosophers Julia Jorati & Desiree Valentine, we explored and discussed historical and contemporary issues of race. Access resources here!

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Philosophy Workshop: Indian & Tibetan Buddhist Skepticism

In this2½-hour ZOOM philosophy workshop led by philosopher David Nowakowski, we investigated Indian & Tibetan Buddhist Skepticism, especially the works of Nāgārjuna. Access resources and reading recommendations here!

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