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.