October 2017 Philosophy Walk (Conservation, Hunting & Ethics)

Part 2 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on environmental ethics, conservation, preservation, hunting and hunting ethics, governance/policy and community took place on Tuesday, October 17th at Montana WILD.

While a huge storm brewed outside, our group enjoyed a delightful discussion inside about conservation, hunting & ethics!

Thank you to our Guest Speakers/Co-Philosophers-on-Trail Jim Posewitz (Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Emeritus Adjunct Professor of History & Philosophy, Montana State University, Founder, Orion – The Hunter’s Institute, Emeritus Board Member, Cinnabar Foundation) & Thomas Baumeister (Education Supervisor, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Game, Board Member, Orion — The Hunter’s Institute, Executive Director, Montana WILD & Adjunct Professor, Carroll College).  Thank you also to Lenny Eckhardt of Dead Dino Productions for photographing and recording our talk.

What We Talked About

Our group explored:

  • The history of wildlife management & conservation in the United States (and Montana)
  • The relationship between conservation & hunting
  • Hunting & hunting ethics
  • Ethical challenges & dilemmas
  • And more…


To view resources from our walk, click on the links below.

Audio/Video Recordings

To listen to what our guest speakers/co-philosophers-on-trail discussed and Q & A, watch the videos below.

Jim Posewitz

Thomas Baumeister

Q & A Video

Thank you to P.L.A.T.O. (Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization) for helping to support our philosophy in the community programs and making events like this possible!

Pictures from Our Walk

Check out pictures from October Philosophy Walk Series below!

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