As a non-profit organization centered around philosophy, it stands to follow that we…well….dig philosophy. In light of this, we created two public philosophy programs with Humanities Montana, led by Merlin CCC Director Marisa Diaz-Waian aimed at sharing our love and respect for the discipline and why it matters in our lives. Our Humanities Montana programs include:
- Speakers in the Schools Program — Philosophy: What & Who is it Good For?
- Montana Conversations Program — Philosophy: A Way of Life & Public Good
Humanities Montana Programs
Montana Conversations Program
Philosophy is often deemed impractical, inaccessible, and irrelevant to our everyday lives. It is also frequently characterized as an activity that only specialists can do. This program is an attempt to uproot these characterizations and reveal an alternate representation of philosophy as a practical endeavor, a way of life, and a public good. Interactive and dynamic, this program is geared for community members of all ages interested in learning more about philosophy as a way of life, why it is (and should be) a resource for everyone, and how it can inspire, transform and enrich our lives.
Speakers in the Schools Program
Philosophy is often deemed impractical, inaccessible, and irrelevant to our everyday lives. It is also frequently characterized as an activity that only adults or specialists can do. This is unfortunate. Philosophy is a relevant, practical resource for everyone. What is more, young people have much to contribute to the dialogue. Interactive and dynamic, this program is geared for students of all ages. It is inspired by numerous “way of life traditions” with the aim of showing how and why philosophy matters, how it can transform and enrich our lives, what sorts of things youth bring to the table, and what we can do with it.