Philosophy Walk

Constitution Park 301 N. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT

"Knowing thyself" is an important part of philosophy. And knowing thy city can tell us a lot about who we are, what sorts of things we value, and how we experience our daily lives. That's what this walk is all about! Please join us for our special "KNOW THY CITY"…

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Philosophy Walk

Mount Helena Trailhead Helena, MT

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.   Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Christopher Preston (Professor of Philosophy, University of Montana Missoula) & Patrick Kelly (Philosopher & Conservationist, University of Montana Missoula).  Some of the…

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Philosophy Walk

Dump Gulch/McKelvey Trailhead 857-849 Grizzly Gulch Dr., Helena, MT

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: Dump Gulch/McKelvey Trailhead (just past the Lime Kilns on Grizzly Gulch Drive). Special guest scholar/philosopher-on-trail -- David Nowakowski. This…

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Philosophy Walk

Waterline Trailhead Helena, MT

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 & Philosopher, University of Montana Missoula). This walk will be a casual, free-flowing conversation about…

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Philosophy Walk – Missoula

Nine Mile Community Center 25620 9 Mile Road, Huson, MT

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 (Volunteer & Strategist, Merlin CCC, Grants Manager, Youth Homes & Humanitarian) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow & Philosopher, University of Montana Missoula). This walk will…

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Philosophy Walk

Beattie Street Trailhead Beattie Street Trailhead, Mount Ascension Park, MT

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 "virtue & ethics: from ecology to ethics."  Special guest speaker/philosopher-on-trail -- David Nowakowski, PhD. To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering, visit our philosophy walks page.

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Hayride-Philosophy Walk

Merlin Nature Preserve 6042 Lincoln Road West, Helena, MT

Please join us for a special hayride-philosophy walk on Sunday, October 13th from 10am-1pm where we’ll be exploring the role of story and imagination across cultures & how these can help us reconnect with nature.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Shane M. Doyle (Independent Educational & Cultural Consultant, Native Nexus Consulting) &…

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Philosophy Walk

Mount Helena Trailhead Helena, MT

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Saturday, November 2nd from 10am-1pm.  Topic:  Nature & the Humanities.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail -- Ed Glowienka (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula). Some of the things we'll be exploring along the…

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

Merlin Nature Preserve 6042 Lincoln Road West, Helena, MT

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…

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Philosophy Walk: Animism (*CANCELLED*)

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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!

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Philosophy Walk: Leisure & Loafing

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

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.*

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Philosophy Walk: Into the Wild with Muir & Pinchot

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

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!

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