Merlin Philosophy Program Selected by Humanities Montana for 2019 “Montana Conversations”

A Conversation About Philosophy

We are thrilled to announce that our program, “Philosophy:  What Is It Good For?”, has been selected as a Montana Conversations program by Humanities Montana for 2019.  Montana Conversations offers over 100 discussion programs for communities and schools on topics like public affairs, history, Native American cultures, and literature. 

Our program focus will be philosophy, of course, and more specifically “philosophy as a way of life.” Thank you so much, Humanities Montana for this amazing opportunity! – Marisa

Program Overview

As a non-profit organization centered around philosophy, it stands to follow that we…well….dig philosophy.  In light of this, we created a philosophy in the community program aimed at sharing our love and respect for the discipline and why it matters in our lives.  Here is a summary of our program “Philosophy:  What Is It Good For?” led by Marisa Diaz-Waian.

Marisa Diaz-Waian

Philosophy is oft deemed as impractical, inaccessible, and irrelevant to our everyday lives. But nothing could be further from the truth. This program is an attempt to uproot these characterizations and reveal a more accurate representation of philosophy as a way of life and something that is valuable, relevant, inspiring…and yes, fun! Interactive and dynamic, this program is geared for high school audiences and community members of all ages interested in learning more about how philosophy can help enrich our lives…and why it is good for “absolutely everything!”

If you would like to bring this program to your organization, school, or community gathering in the Helena or surrounding areas, or anywhere across the state of Montana, here’s how you do it.

  1. First, contact our program discussion leader, Marisa, via e-mail at [email protected] or call #406-439-5788 for availability.  At least four weeks in advance of the proposed date is preferred, if possible. 
  2. Then, once availability is confirmed, fill out the Humanities Montana online application. Humanities Montana requests a $75 copayment which can be made with a credit card online, or by mailed check.
  3. Wait for Humanities Montana acknowledgement of support, usually about a week after they receive your application. Funding is limited and not all requests are approved.
  4. Keep a record of the names, hours, and value of volunteer time. This information will be required in the online final report to Humanities Montana due two weeks after your program occurs.

Click here to visit the Montana Conversations website for more information!

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