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Philosophy Walk

July 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT


Please join us for this philosophy as a way of life-inspired walk on Sunday, July 14th from 9am-12pm where we’ll be exploring ethics, “the life of virtue” and hope.  Meeting/Hike Location: Dump Gulch/McKelvey Trailhead (just past the Lime Kilns on Grizzly Gulch Drive). Special guest scholar/philosopher-on-trail — David Nowakowski.

This walk will be an informal, free-flowing conversation around what it means to live a “life of virtue.” We will explore questions such as:

— What does “virtue” even mean?

— Why do we care about it?

— What kinds of things might we consider to be virtues? Courage? Patience? Strength? Love? Humility? Justice? All or none of these?

— Can living a “life of virtue” in general, or specific virtues in particular, ever go too far and become unhealthy or destructive?

— When, if at all, should we classify hope as a virtue? What should we hope for, and when is it right or wrong to have hope?

A journey that will likely provoke more questions than answers (as philosophy often does)…this walk will provide us with a rich template for deep and ongoing reflection on our lives and values, and a space for stimulating and fruitful conversation.

To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page. 


Dump Gulch/McKelvey Trailhead
857-849 Grizzly Gulch Dr.
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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Marisa Diaz-Waian
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