Philosophy Symposia: Our Relationship with Nature (Gaia & Indigenous Perspectives)

Our Fall symposia will focus on our relationship with nature. Conversational & interactive in format, scholars will consider Gaia Theory & Indigenous perspectives and involve discussions and reflections about the inter-connectivity of earth (and its inhabitants), mythology, science, literature, and ethics. Friday, September 23rd – Sunday, September 25th. Featuring guest scholars Martin Ogle, MS (Educator, Wildlife Scientist & Chief Naturalist Emeritus for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority) & Lailani Upham, MA (Educator, Journalist, Storyteller, Environmentalist, Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet Nation) tribal member, and a descendent from the Aaniiih, Nakoda, and Dakota tribes).

Philosophy Symposia: Our Relationship with Nature (Gaia & Indigenous Perspectives)

Our Fall symposia will focus on our relationship with nature. Conversational & interactive in format, scholars will consider Gaia Theory & Indigenous perspectives and involve discussions and reflections about the inter-connectivity of earth (and its inhabitants), mythology, science, literature, and ethics. Friday, September 23rd – Sunday, September 25th. Featuring guest scholars Martin Ogle, MS (Educator, Wildlife Scientist & Chief Naturalist Emeritus for the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority) & Lailani Upham, MA (Educator, Journalist, Storyteller, Environmentalist, Amskapi Pikuni (Blackfeet Nation) tribal member, and a descendent from the Aaniiih, Nakoda, and Dakota tribes).

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!

Halloween Hayride-Philosophy Walk for Youth

Merlin Nature Preserve 1 Little Falcon Drive, Marysville, MT, United States

Our Halloween Hayride-Walk for youth is back! Wear your costumes and get ready for the fun on Sun. Oct. 30th. Led by philosophers Mitch Conway & Marisa Diaz-Waian. Hayride, storyteller, goodie bags, hot cider, and treats. This walk is geared esp. for youth! 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 Workshop: “Myth in Philosophy”

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

This workshop will explore the role of myth within philosophy, the life dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom. What kinds of myths are there? (We'll consider specific examples of myths: both the traditional Greek myths which Plato and his tradition examined, and myths from other times and places). When & how can myths be used effectively and appropriately? What does it mean to engage with myth in a specifically philosophical mode? How do mythic modes of understanding enrich, complement, or complete other ways of thinking and knowing, like the logical or analytical? 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 Workshop: “On Empathy”

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

In this philosophy workshop led by student scholar fellow Julianna Breit, we'll explore our roles in empathy, questioning the aim of empathetic interactions, and analyzing what empathy looks like when it’s done well. After looking at the aesthetic foundations of empathy, we'll consider the interplay between savoring the other’s emotion and mitigating our own emotional overload. Learn more & RSVP here!

Philosophy Workshop: “Three Lives” Reading & Discussion

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

Philosophical and spiritual texts from India, like the Bhagavad Gita, often present a choice — or even a conflict — between three lives, or three different ways that we humans might organize and structure our lives: action, knowledge, and devotion. In this workshop, we’ll use a few short selections from important philosophical texts, East and West, as a springboard for understanding each life, both on its own terms, and in conflict or dialogue with the others. Learn more & RSVP here.

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 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 Workshop: “Friendship & Actions” Reading & Discussion

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

In his Handbook, the Stoic philosopher Epictetus tells us that “the appropriate actions for us to do are usually measured out for us by our relations.”  Epictetus suggests that we can see how to act fittingly in any given situation, based on how we are related to the other people involved, whether as family members, friends, fellow citizens, enemies, or in whatever other way. In this reading & discussion, we’ll use some extended quotations from Simplicius’ commentary as a springboard for reflecting on friendship, and on the appropriate actions that arise from our relationships more generally.  Learn more & RSVP here.

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