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August 3, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDTFree
Please join us for our mid-morning philosophy walk on Saturday, August 3rd from 9am-12pm. Topic: Reconnecting with Nature. Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail — Ryan Aikin (Grants Manager, Youth Homes & Humanitarian) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow & Philosopher, University of Montana Missoula).
This walk will be a casual, free-flowing conversation about our relationship with nature. We will explore a variety of questions including:
— Why reconnect with nature? Is this a good thing? What does it do for us? What does it do for nature?
— What insights can we draw from phenomenology (the study of consciousness and how we experience phenomena) and pragmatism to help us answer these questions?
— How do animism and language factor into the ways in which we see and experience the world?
— Does technology (and the world of mass-produced things) disconnect us from nature? If so, how?
— What are some of the ethical implications of reconnecting (or not) with nature?
Meeting Spot: Waterline Trailhead. PLEASE NOTE: The trailhead parking spot is a bit funky as it is not directly connected to the trail. Here is a visual of the parking location where we will all meet up. You can get to it off of Oro Fino Gulch. For satellite images of the parking location (or to zoom in on the spot further), click here!