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June 2019

Philosophy Walk

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Saturday, June 29th from 9am-12pm where we’ll be exploring environmental ethics, technology, and conservation & land ethics.  Meeting/Hike Location: TBD.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Christopher Preston (Professor of Philosophy, University of Montana Missoula) & Patrick Kelly (Philosopher & Conservationist, University of Montana Missoula).   To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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July 2019

Philosophy Think & Drink

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sapphire (Wine Cave), 101 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. A
Helena, MT United States
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Free

Wine, grog & spirits are up our alley!  And talking philosophy over libations…even better!  Join us for our July Think & Drink from 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Sapphire in the Wine Vault room (a.k.a. The Philosophy Wine Cave)!  Free event (buy your own vino, grog or spirits). Light snacks provided.  For those who love philosophy but prefer not to partake in the libations side of things, don’t let that stop you from participating in the fun.  We emphasize the think over…

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Philosophy Workshop: The Life of Virtue — Lessons from Greek Philosophy

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Reeder’s Alley (Caretaker’s Lawn), 119 Reeder's Alley
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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Free

In this 3.5-hour “philosophy as a way of life”-inspired workshop led by philosopher David Nowakowski, PhD we’ll look at what it might mean to live a life of virtue and flourish. Select readings and activities inspired by numerous ancient (and some contemporary) thinkers will be examined and applied with the aim of introducing participants to a variety of philosophical perspectives on virtuous living and practical tools for living well.   No background in philosophy is required to participate in this workshop. FREE. All ages welcome. $20 Suggested donation. Light snacks & iced tea provided. Space is limited. 

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Philosophy Walk

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McKelvey Trailhead, 857-849 Grizzly Gulch Dr.
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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Free

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: 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…

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Philosophy Think & Drink – Missoula

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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Free

What can we say? We love philosophy! And talking philosophy over libations....even better! And now, thanks to the hard work of Merlin CCC team member, Ryan Aikin, we're offering them in Missoula! Please join us for our July Missoula Think & Drink gathering on Sunday, July 14th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Imagine Nation Brewing! FREE (buy your own grog). Our Philosophy Think & Drinks are casual and informal, community-oriented, intellectually stimulating, and fun. No background in philosophy is needed to enjoy…

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Philosophy Drive-In

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center, 101 Reeder's Alley
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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Free

Our Merlin philosophy drive-in’s are our take on theater & great conversation.  Inspired by childhood memories of movies beneath the stars and the rich philosophical content available in thoughtful films, our drive-in’s are opportunities to enjoy a featured full-length film followed by a lively philosophical discussion.  Light snacks provided.  BYOB. $5 suggested donation.  Our July Philosophy Drive-in will feature the uplifting, inspiring, and thought-provoking film "Firelight."  Fun for all ages! Doors open at 6:45pm/ film starts at 7:00pm.  See what film we're featuring, learn more & reserve your seat for…

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August 2019

Philosophy Walk

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waterline Trailhead Helena, MT 59601 United States + Google Map
Free

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, University of Montana Missoula). Meeting Spot: Waterline Trailhead (at parking lot – we will then take the Rodney Meadow, to Rodney Ridge, to Don’t Fence Me in route).  To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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Philosophy Walk – Missoula

August 4 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nine Mile Community Center, 25620 9 Mile Road
Huson, MT 59846 United States
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Free

Please join us for our evening philosophy walk on Sunday, August 4th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Topic:  Reconnecting with Nature.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Ryan Aikin (Grants Manager, Youth Homes & Humanitarian) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula). Meeting Spot:  Nine Mile Community Center (25620 Nine Mile Rd., approx. nine miles off interstate 90, Exit 82). To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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Philosophy Think & Drink

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Sapphire (Wine Cave), 101 N. Last Chance Gulch, Ste. A
Helena, MT United States
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Free

Wine, grog & spirits are up our alley!  And talking philosophy over libations…even better!  Join us for our August Think & Drink from 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Sapphire in the Wine Vault room (a.k.a. The Philosophy Wine Cave)!  Free event (buy your own vino, grog or spirits). Light snacks provided.  For those who love philosophy but prefer not to partake in the libations side of things, don’t let that stop you from participating in the fun.  We emphasize the think over…

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Philosophy Think & Drink – Missoula

August 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Imagine Nation Brewing, 1151 W Broadway St
Missoula, MT 59802 United States
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Free

What can we say? We love philosophy! And talking philosophy over libations....even better! And now, thanks to the hard work of Merlin CCC team member, Ryan Aikin, we're offering them in Missoula! Please join us for our August Missoula Think & Drink gathering on Sunday, August 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm at Imagine Nation Brewing! FREE (buy your own grog). Our Philosophy Think & Drinks are casual and informal, community-oriented, intellectually stimulating, and fun. No background in philosophy is needed to enjoy…

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