Philosophy Workshop: “Justice as Fairness: An Introduction to Rawls”

Reeder's Alley (Caretaker's Lawn) 101 Reeder's Alley, Helena

In this outdoor workshop we'll be exploring the idea of justice as fairness -- a position advanced by the late philosopher John Rawls.  The workshop will be introductory and will discuss justice through the lens of equity and fairness -- two critical features of Rawls' theory of justice -- and the dynamics of Rawls' arguments and their implications.  Competing perspectives and modern day comparisons on justice will also be explored, as will discussion about the intellectual climate within which Rawls' contributions to philosophy arose. Learn more and RSVP for this workshop here!

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

Helena Valley Reservoir Helena

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: “From Ecology to Excellence”

Mount Helena Trailhead Helena

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 Drive-In: Sense of Place (Short Films)

Reeder's Alley Interpretive & Convention Center 101 Reeder's Alley, Helena

Part of our ongoing “Thinking About Place” project, this philosophy drive-in gathering will explore “sense of place” through three short films & a podcast storytelling. Afterward, we’ll talk as a group about what things stood out as “ingredients” of place & how these track with our own perceptions & experiences. RSVP here!

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