Philosophy Workshop: Transformative Experiences

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Some experiences in life are so significant, so profound, so intense, that after we go through them, there’s a very real sense in which “we’re not the same person we used to be.”  That might involve a change in how we understand ourselves or the world, or in what we value or take to be important. In this workshop, we’ll develop some basic concepts and categories, that might help us make sense of these transformative experiences. We'll also point toward some of the bigger philosophical questions, that are lurking behind the problem of transformative experience, including rational choice, personal identity, and freedom & the Good. Learn more and register for this Zoom workshop here!

How Did We Get Here?: Freedom

Reeder's Alley Interpretive & Convention Center 101 Reeder's Alley, Helena, MT, United States

In this installment of "How Did We Get Here?" with philosopher Ed Glowienka we'll consider something we all want, but can't agree on how to get: freedom. We'll explore the shift between classical and Enlightenment notions of political freedom and look at how reactions to this shift inform modern conservative and liberal values.  Along the way, we'll do a bunch of other stuff, too, and hopefully gain a deeper appreciation of why we value freedom and of the philosophical positions underlying contemporary debates. Learn more & RSVP here.

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