October 2018 Philosophy Walk: Nature, Biomimicry & Virtue Ethics

We had a great time on our October Philosophy Walk on Sunday, October 7th. Our group enjoyed lovely weather, conversation, and a leisurely hike on the Tubbs Trail with special guest speaker, biomimicry specialist and civil engineer, Marie Z. Bourgeois. Our topic of choice: nature, biomimicry & virtue ethics!

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September 2018 Philosophy Walk: The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship (Part 1)

Part 1 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on the environment, ethics & stewardship took place on Sunday, September 9th on Merlin Nature Preserve & Little Falcon Farm. What a spectacular day! The weather was beautiful — soft fluffy clouds, a slight breeze, and warm sunshine — and the conversation and company was equally wonderful! Sponsored in part by grants from The Philosophy Learning & Teaching Organization & Humanities Montana, this walk explored philosophical and other perspectives related to public vs. private lands and rights (individual, collective, indigenous, other) and featured special guest speakers Shane M. Doyle, EdD and Edward Glowienka, PhD.

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November 2017 Philosophy Walk (Wildlife Management & Policy)

Part 3 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on environmental ethics, conservation, preservation, hunting and hunting ethics, governance/policy and community took place on Sunday, November 12th on Merlin Nature Preserve. The weather was phenomenal — crisp air, shining sun, slight breeze, and crunchy snow! After making our way up…

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2017 Philosophy Symposium – “Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 3)

Co-directed by Merlin CCC (in conjunction with Tim Holmes, local and internationally-renowned artist, and Pastor Russ Danaher, ADA Coordinator, Montana Department of Corrections, and Ross Peter Nelson, MFA & Software Engineer),  “Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 3) was the third of three community events geared to initiate a public discussion…

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October 2017 Philosophy Walk (Conservation, Hunting & Ethics)

Part 2 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on environmental ethics, conservation, preservation, hunting and hunting ethics, governance/policy and community took place on Tuesday, October 17th at Montana WILD. While a huge storm brewed outside, our group enjoyed a delightful discussion inside about conservation, hunting & ethics! Thank you…

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September 2017 Philosophy Walk (Environmental Ethics, Conservation & Preservation)

Part 1 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on environmental ethics, conservation, preservation, hunting and hunting ethics, governance/policy and community took place on Sunday, September 24th on Merlin Nature Preserve.  And we couldn’t have asked for a more gorgeous day!  The sun was shining, the air was crisp, and…

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August 2017 Philosophy Walk (The Democratic Institution & Machiavelli)

Our August Philosophy Walk took place on Sunday, August 20th at Dump Gulch and featured special guest speaker/philosopher-on-trail, Carroll College student Jacob MacDuff who explored a critical & very timely topic — i.e., the democratic institution.  A small crew of 4 — we set off for a hike, took in…

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2017 Philosophy Symposium – “Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 2)

Co-directed by Merlin CCC (in conjunction with Tim Holmes, local and internationally-renowned artist, and Pastor Russ Danaher, ADA Coordinator, Montana Department of Corrections) and hosted by Carroll College,  “Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 2) was the second of three community events geared to initiate a public discussion about the human-technology…

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