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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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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Philosophy Workshop: Greek Skepticism (November 2020)

In this2½-hour ZOOM philosophy workshop led by philosopher David Nowakowski, we investigated Greek Skepticism, especially the works of Sextus Empiricus. Access resources and reading recommendations here!

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Philosophy as a Way of Teaching: A Handbook (by Dr. Jane Drexler)

Philosopher Jane Drexler, PhD — Associate Professor of Philosophy at Salt Lake Community College — provides a wonderfully informative, relatable…and always entertaining (she’s a hoot!) overview of her approach to teaching, inspired by her unique life experience and philosophy as a way of life.  This video was part of her 2020 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Award (in lieu of a longer discussion, which would have taken place in person if not for COVID).

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Philosophy Workshop: The Philosophy of Evil (October 2020)

In this2½-hour ZOOM philosophy workshop led by philosopher David Nowakowski, we investigated the philosophy of evil — both at the level of abstract concepts, and at the level of practical, everyday action. Access resources and reading recommendations here!

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July 2020 Philosophy Walk: Into the Wild with Muir & Pinchot

What a gorgeous day for our July philosophy walk with author and journalist John Clayton.  And what a great group of people. Through a combination of storytelling, biography, and philosophy, our walk took us into the wild (up Davis Gulch) with John Muir & Gifford Pinchot. Access audio recordings & photos from the walk here!

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