Merlin Philosophy Program Selected by Humanities Montana for 2019 “Montana Conversations”

We are thrilled to announce that our program, “Philosophy:  What Is It Good For?”, has been selected as a Montana Conversations program by Humanities Montana for 2019. 

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Philosophy as a Way of Life: Reviving the Art of Thinking & Living Well

Philosophy as a way of life has begun to re-emerge, thanks to the efforts of countless individuals — within and outside of formal academia — who have held tight to the belief that philosophy is and can be a guide to living well (in all that that entails). The NEH “Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life” Summer Institute — led by Professors Meghan Sullivan, Steve Angle & Stephen Grimm and attended by a diverse group of scholars (of which we were lucky enough to be a part!) — is a vibrant example of a movement to re-align the seating arrangements (no more back seat for you practical side of philosophy!) and revive philosophy as the art of thinking and living well. To have been selected to participate in the National Endowment for Humanities Summer Institute was a tremendous honor! We are grateful for the amazing opportunity and to everyone in the PWOL/Stoa family!

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Merlin Philosophy Symposium in the Helena Independent Record

We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to be interviewed by the Helena Independent Record about our 3-part philosophy symposium series on the environment, ethics & stewardship, the first of which will take place on Sept. 20th 2018 and will focus on philosophical issues and perspectives related to public vs. private lands & rights and responsibilities.

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Welcome Jonathan Drake: Newest Member of the Merlin Volunteer Crew

We are delighted to welcome Jonathan Drake as one of the newest members to the Merlin Volunteer Crew. A Helena native, Jonathan received his B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Montana and is volunteering while he applies to graduate school to further his study of new religious movements. As part of his volunteer work, Jonathan will be regularly contributing to the resources library of our website and assisting in several of our philosophy in the community events.

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3rd Annual Think on the Links Golf Tourney Raises $928.01 for Philosophy in the Community!

Our 2018 Think on the Links Golf Tourney was a blast! Thanks to the generosity and support of our community sponsors and donors, our volunteers, and our golfers for coming out to partake in the fun, we were able to raise $928.01 for philosophy in the community!

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Reeder’s Alley Block Party Fundraiser Generates $2,302 for Philosophy in the Community & Reeder’s Alley

Our 2018 Reeder’s Alley Block Party was a success! Thanks to the generosity and support of our sponsors and donors, and to everyone in the Helena community for coming out to partake in the fun, we were able to raise $2,302 for philosophy in the community and Reeder’s Alley!

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Thank You Dead Dino Productions for the Beautiful Video of our 2018 Reeder’s Alley Community Block Party

Thank you to Lenny Eckhardt of Dead Dino Productions for capturing the magic of our 2018 Reeder’s Alley Fundraiser Block Party & the Helena community so beautifully!

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The Moral Dimensions of Homelessness: Special Topic Philosophy Discussions

In light of the rise in concern about homelessness in Helena, we are dedicating our August and September Think & Drink sessions [as well as our September Think & Drink (squared) session] to discuss the moral dimensions of homelessness.

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