Philosophy Think & Drink

Reeder's Alley (Pavilion/Gazebo) 119 Reeder's Alley, Helena, United States

Our Think & Drink gatherings are monthly (dojo) sessions that consist of a “meeting of the minds” over libations. An open mind & desire to engage in thoughtful dialogue (whether from a listening or contribution standpoint) is all that’s needed! Learn more here!

Philosophy Walk: Mercy & Forgiveness

Mount Helena Trailhead Helena, MT, United States

We often talk about showing mercy or forgiving those who have harmed us as something noble, praiseworthy, perhaps even necessary or required in order to behave well. But this has by no means always been the case: the ancient Romans, for example, often saw the bestowal of mercy or clemency as a sign of tyranny and despotism, and they had some good reasons for doing so. By taking some historical perspective on these issues, in this walk we’ll aim to deepen our own understanding of the scope, limits, benefits, and dangers of mercy, clemency, and forgiveness. Learn more & RSVP here!

Workshop Series: Reading Myths Philosophically

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

Myths—inspired stories which relate “things which never happened at any particular time, but which always are,” in one ancient author’s memorable phrase—have played an important role in wisdom traditions around the world. But the role of myth is often woefully misunderstood in our contemporary society, where myths are seen as mere fiction, falsehood, or silly stories that “other people” tell who are “too ignorant to do science,” the way “we” do. In this two-part series, we’ll try to recover a richer, more robust understanding of myth, with the help of some Platonist philosophers of the 3rd-5th centuries, who defended and explained mythic modes of knowing for an age, much like ours, in which elite opinion scorned traditional myths. Learn more & RSVP here.

Workshop Series: Reading Myths Philosophically (Session 2)

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

Myths—inspired stories which relate “things which never happened at any particular time, but which always are,” in one ancient author’s memorable phrase—have played an important role in wisdom traditions around the world. But the role of myth is often woefully misunderstood in our contemporary society, where myths are seen as mere fiction, falsehood, or silly stories that “other people” tell who are “too ignorant to do science,” the way “we” do. In this two-part series, we’ll try to recover a richer, more robust understanding of myth, with the help of some Platonist philosophers of the 3rd-5th centuries, who defended and explained mythic modes of knowing for an age, much like ours, in which elite opinion scorned traditional myths. Learn more & RSVP here.

Philosophy Think & Drink

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

Our Think & Drink gatherings are monthly (dojo) sessions that consist of a “meeting of the minds” over libations. An open mind & desire to engage in thoughtful dialogue (whether from a listening or contribution standpoint) is all that’s needed! Learn more here!

Philosophy Walk: Mercy & Forgiveness

Mount Helena Trailhead Helena, MT, United States

We often talk about showing mercy or forgiving those who have harmed us as something noble, praiseworthy, perhaps even necessary or required in order to behave well. But this has by no means always been the case: the ancient Romans, for example, often saw the bestowal of mercy or clemency as a sign of tyranny and despotism, and they had some good reasons for doing so. By taking some historical perspective on these issues, in this walk we’ll aim to deepen our own understanding of the scope, limits, benefits, and dangers of mercy, clemency, and forgiveness. Learn more & RSVP here!

Philosophy Think & Drink

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

Our Think & Drink gatherings are monthly (dojo) sessions that consist of a “meeting of the minds” over libations. An open mind & desire to engage in thoughtful dialogue (whether from a listening or contribution standpoint) is all that’s needed! Learn more here!

Philosophy Think & Drink

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

Our Think & Drink gatherings are monthly (dojo) sessions that consist of a “meeting of the minds” over libations. An open mind & desire to engage in thoughtful dialogue (whether from a listening or contribution standpoint) is all that’s needed! Learn more here!

Philosophy Think & Drink

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

Our Think & Drink gatherings are monthly (dojo) sessions that consist of a “meeting of the minds” over libations. An open mind & desire to engage in thoughtful dialogue (whether from a listening or contribution standpoint) is all that’s needed! Learn more here!

Philosophy Talk: Paradigms on Planet Earth – EVENT FULL

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

A fun community philosophy gathering exploring some paradigm shifts on planet earth….and aliens! Featuring guest scholar Stephen Maly. Learn more & RSVP here!

Visions & Voices Roundtable at the Holter

Holter Museum of Art 12 E. Lawrence St., Helena, United States

Run in conjunction with the Visions and Voices: A Figural Show exhibition at the Holter Museum of Art, this roundtable is an invitation to think with models, artists, and fellow philosophers about art and the human body, figure drawing, body empowerment, agency, censorship, wellness, and more. Learn more here!

Free

Winter La Mesa

Residence of Marie Z. Bourgeois & Ross P. Nelson 1630 Stuart Street, Helena, MT, United States

“Las Mesas” are intimate, salon-style gatherings where friends come together to explore philosophy and ideas over hand-crafted meals & wine. Each season, a different community member(s) will host a “La Mesa” dinner at their house, opening up their home for community members to gather and enjoy the fun of philosophy, the beauty of rich and meaningful conversation, and the joy of good food & friends (old and new). Our Winter La Mesa will take place on Friday, March 8th and will be hosted by Marie Z. Bourgeois & Ross P. Nelson. Reserve your seats here!

$100
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