April 2016 Philosophy Drive-In

Our April Inaugural Philosophy Drive-In was a hit! We had a wonderful group of movie & philosophy-lovin’ folk. We enjoyed an engaging & cerebral flick by Richard Linklater called Waking Life, followed by wonderful discussion (and – no doubt – crazy dreams!). Some of the things we explored during our…

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How Philosophy (And Technology) Can Help Us Reconnect With Nature & Why It Matters

How Philosophy (and Technology) Can Help Us Reconnect With Nature & Why It Matters Andrea Houchard & Marisa Diaz-Waian, Public Philosophy Journal (2016) – Under Review. ABSTRACT: The human connection to nature is an important issue in the world today. While it is rarely articulated as matter of public concern,…

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April 2016 Philosophy Walk (Hodge-Podge)

Our April philosophy walk at Dump Gulch Trailhead consisted of a small but mighty group of two. The weather started out a bit chillier than anticipated (especially given our welcomed & unexpected 68-degree+ weather on the previous couple of days) but ended up thawing half-way through. Thank you sunshine! While…

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Can Kids Benefit from Philosophy in the Classroom?

Can bringing philosophy into the classroom yield benefits for kids?  Yes.  There have been numerous studies supporting the claim that philosophy for kids is a worthwhile venture, including a recent study conducted by the Education Endowment Foundation in the UK and reported by Peter Dockrill of Science Alert.   With over…

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March 2016 Philosophy Walk (Philosophy, Technology & Nature – Part 1)

We had a wonderful time on our March philosophy walk. The rain held out for our stroll on Mount Ascension and trail conditions were great (mud and all!). Views from all areas were phenomenal providing us with stunning scenery and ample time to enjoy fantastic conversation about philosophy, technology &…

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Boys Can Be Boys & Still Have Feelings

Feeling is human!  And that goes for boys just as much as girls.    Being able to embrace and express your feelings is an important part of experiencing life to its fullest.  It is also intimately connected to our mental, physical, and emotional health. Lena Aburdene Derhally, psychotherapist at Washington D.C.’s…

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January 2016 Philosophy Walk (Happiness & Meaning)

We had a great time on our January philosophy walk. Our awesome group enjoyed a snowy stroll on Mount Helena and splendid conversation about philosophy, happiness & meaning — a topic that has been a focal point of philosophers (and numerous other thinkers) for centuries. Everyone had wonderful insight to…

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Can David Hume Help You With a Mid-Life Crisis?

Who says philosophy can’t help you with major life issues?  Author and Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at U.C. Berkeley, Alison Gopnik, talks about how mid-century philosopher David Hume (coupled with a healthy does of Buddhism) helped her solve her mid-life crisis.  Read more…

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