*NEW RESCHEDULED DATE* Philosophy Hayride-Walk for Kids (Halloween-Themed)

Merlin Nature Preserve 6042 Lincoln Road West, Helena, MT, United States

WHO SAYS THERE'S NO HALLOWEEN IN NOVEMBER?  Not us! With a "not so gentle nudge" from Mother Nature, we extended Halloween into the first weekend of November!  Due to unpalatable weather conditions for our regularly scheduled walk date, our free Merlin Meandering has been RESCHEDULED and will now take place…

Free

Philosophy Walk: Animism (*CANCELLED*)

MT, United States

In continued response to COVID-19, our Helena Philosophy Walk has been cancelled for this month.  Please join our VIRTUAL/ZOOM Philosophy Workshop on Sunday, May 10th from 10am-12:30pm where we’ll be covering similar terrain. Learn more here!

Free

Philosophy Walk: Leisure & Loafing

Daisy Hill Trail West Lawrence St. & Monroe Ave., Helena, MT, United States

Our society has a complicated relationship with leisure, idleness, and rest. On this walk, we'll explore some of the differences between these things, the historical contexts that have helped to shape our values about work and leisure, and much more! Please join us for our free Philosophy Walk on Sunday, June 7th from 10am - 1pm. Learn more here!

*NOTE: In order to practice safe social distancing measures, we will limit our walk to 10 people max and require registration.*

Free

Philosophy Walk: Into the Wild with Muir & Pinchot

Old Shooting Range Trailhead 1782 Davis Gulch Rd., Helena, MT, United States

Please join us for our free July Merlin Meandering on Sunday, July 19th from 9am - 12pm. Featuring guest speaker and author John Clayton, this philosophy walk takes us into the wild with John Muir & Gifford Pinchot through a combination of storytelling, biography, and philosophy. Learn more & RSVP here!

Free

Humanities MT Walk & Talk: Into the Wild w/ Muir & Pinchot

Bitteroot River Park 100 Stevensville Cutoff Road, Stevensville, MT, United States

This Humanities Montana Conversations program explores the lives of John Muir and Gifford Pinchot and the questions their contrasting philosophies raise about “the wild” and our place in it. Co-lead by Humanities Montana scholars, John Clayton and Marisa Diaz-Waian, and hosted by North Valley Public Library,  the walk and talk will take place at Bitterroot River Park, 100 Stevensville Cutoff Rd, Stevensville, MT 59870. Learn more here!

Hayride-Cemetery Walks: Pumpkins, Ghosts & Cemeteries

Johnson's Nursery & Gardens 5935 McHugh Lane, Helena, MT, United States

We are pumped to be teaming up with Johnson's Nursery & Gardens, Forestvale Cemetery, and author-historian Ellen Baumler for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and hayride ghost story cemetery tours...and a dash of philosophy for good measure (I mean....really...one can't talk about ghosts without unearthing some deeply philosophical matter!). Learn more here!

Hayride-Cemetery Walks: Pumpkins, Ghosts & Cemeteries

Johnson's Nursery & Gardens 5935 McHugh Lane, Helena, MT, United States

We are pumped to be teaming up with Johnson's Nursery & Gardens, Forestvale Cemetery, and author-historian Ellen Baumler for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and hayride ghost story cemetery tours...and a dash of philosophy for good measure (I mean....really...one can't talk about ghosts without unearthing some deeply philosophical matter!). Learn more here!

Philosophy Walk: “From Ecology to Excellence”

Mount Helena Trailhead Helena, MT, United States

In this walk led by philosopher David Nowakowski, we'll explore how the ways that ecologists study and learn about wild nature, can also be used to study and learn about ourselves, as human beings in human communities. We’ll look at four ecological principles: whole systems, dynamic balance, resource flows, and limits. And we’ll explore together in dialogue, how we can apply them in our own lives. This is philosophy—the life of wisdom—in a raw, applied, down-to-earth form: Take a method of knowledge and exploration, use it to describe the key elements in the wider world (or in our own inner, private worlds), and then use that clear understanding to respond in the most effective ways, through our choices and actions. Learn more and RSVP here!

Philosophy Walk: “Justice as Fairness: Exploring & Applying the Ideas of Rawls”

Helena Valley Reservoir Helena, MT, United States

In this walk we'll be exploring the the idea of justice through the lens of equity and fairness -- two critical features of the late John Rawls' theory of justice. While a summary of Rawls' views, including the dynamics of his arguments and its implications will be discussed at the outset, the bulk of this walk will be spent exploring, working out, expanding upon, and applying Rawls' views in a "hands-on" way to past and contemporary issues. Learn more and RSVP here!

Philosophy Walk: “Quirky Virtues”

Mount Helena Trailhead Helena, MT, United States

In this walk led by philosopher David Nowakowski, we'll explore the wonderful world of virtues...and how quirky or not they can be. More & RSVP here!

Philosophy Walk: “The Pursuit of Excellence”

Mount Helena Trailhead Helena, MT, United States

In this walk led by philosopher David Nowakowski, we'll explore what it means for us to strive for excellence in our own lives and to appreciate the excellence of others. Learn more & RSVP here!

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