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May 2019

Philosophy Walk

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Reeder’s Alley (Gazebo), 119 Reeder's Alley
Helena, 59601 United States
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Free

Please join us for our special "KNOW THY CITY" philosophy walk on Sunday, May 19th from 9:30am-12pm where we’ll be exploring our historical Queen City from the perspective of urban environmentalism and aesthetics.  Meeting/Hike Location: Reeder's Alley pavilion.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Dennis McCahon (Urban Planner & Artist, Retired) and Michael Chapman (Scientist & Photographer, Retired).  To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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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 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 and "the life of virtue."  Part 1 of a 2-part walk on virtue ethics (the second of which will take place in September).  Meeting/Hike Location: McKelvey Trailhead (just past the Lime Kilns on Grizzly Gulch Drive).  Special guest speaker/philosopher-on-trail -- David Nowakowski (Philosopher, Union College of NY).  To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our…

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August 2019

Philosophy Walk

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
MT United States + Google Map
Free

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Saturday, August 10th from 9am-12pm.  Topic:  Pragmatism & Eco-Phenomenology.  Meeting/Hike Location: TBD.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Ryan Aikin (Grants Manager, Youth Homes & Humanitarian) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula). To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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September 2019

Phi-Llama Campfire Philosophy Outing: Yellowstone National Park

September 6 - September 9
Yellowstone National Park

An extended version of our philosophy walks coupled with the joy of llamas...this 4-day/3-night “campfire philosophy” outing involves a llama-led backcountry trip into the Lamar Valley region of Yellowstone National Park (with guide Thomas Baumeister).   Tents, bedding, and food provided by Access Wild.  Daily adventures include: sightseeing, hiking, and philosophical discussion and activities (with guest scholar David Nowakowski).   Topic:  The Human-Nature relationship (inspired by the book "American Wolf" and the wolves of Yellowstone National Park).  **A Merlin, Access Wild, and…

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Philosophy Walk

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 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 Saturday, September 14th from 10am-1pm where we’ll be exploring ethics and "the life of virtue."  Part 2 of a 2-part walk on virtue ethics.  Meeting/Hike Location: McKelvey Trailhead (just past the Lime Kilns on Grizzly Gulch Drive).  Special guest speaker/philosopher-on-trail -- David Nowakowski (Philosopher, Union College of NY).  To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.of 

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October 2019

Philosophy Walk

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Merlin Nature Preserve, 6042 Lincoln Road West
Helena, MT 59635 United States
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Free

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Saturday, October 13th from 10am-1pm where we’ll be exploring the role of story & imagination across cultures, the phenomenology of story & imagination, nature, and environmental ethics.  Meeting/Hike Location: Merlin Nature Preserve.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Shane M. Doyle (Independent Educational & Cultural Consultant, Native Nexus Consulting) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula).   To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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Philosophy Hayride-Walk for Kids (Halloween-Themed)

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Merlin Nature Preserve, 6042 Lincoln Road West
Helena, MT 59635 United States
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Free

Our free October Merlin Meandering will take place on Sunday, October 27th from 10:00am – 1:00pm on Merlin Nature Preserve.  Wear your Halloween costumes & get ready for fun!  This walk will be geared specifically for kids and will have a Halloween & philosophy-based theme.  Special guest speaker/storyteller Martin Richard.  Plus…a hayride, hot apple cider, baked goodies & more!  Bring a sack lunch and/or snack.  Attendance by adults/parents/grandparents/siblings etc. is encouraged/welcome.  $10 suggested donation.  Due to nature preserve logistics, registration and/or…

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November 2019

Philosophy Walk

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
MT United States + Google Map
Free

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Saturday, November 9th from 10am-1pm.  Topic:  Nature & the Humanities.  Meeting/Hike Location: TBD.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Ed Glowienka (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula). To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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