Philosophy Forums & Roundtables

Our 2017 Philosophy Symposium “Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” was the second of three community events geared to initiate a public discussion about the human-technology relationship and the promises and perils of artificial intelligence (AI).   Click here to the view & listen to Part 1 & Part 2 of this Philosophy Symposium series.

Our third in this series of symposiums will take place on Wednesday, November 8th 2018 in the auditorium at The Myrna Loy Center. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Myrna Loy box office or via their on-line platform.



So that we might gain an accurate estimate of attendance (in general), please also let us know you are interested in attending this symposium by clicking the button below or update your status to ‘Interested’ or ‘Going’ on our event FB Page.




We are pleased to be collaborating & partnering with the Carroll College Philosophy Department, Student Activities & Leadership & Hunthausen Center for Peace & Justice, The Myrna Loy Center,  The Last Chance New Play Fest, and The Depth Psychology Alliance for Part 3 of our 3-part Philosophy Symposium on the human-technology relationship. 

Huge thank you’s to P.L.A.T.O. (Philosophy Learning & Teaching Organization) for helping us to make our Philosophy in the Community programs like these available.  We thoroughly appreciate your support! 

WHEN:  Wednesday, November 8th (6:30pm-10pm)

WHERE:  The Myrna Loy Center (Auditorium)

WHAT: Co-Directed/Hosted by Marisa Diaz-Waian, M.A. (Founder & Executive Director, Merlin CCC),  Tim Holmes, M.F.A. (Local & Internationally-Renowned Artist), Pastor Russ Danaher (Pastor and ADA Coordinator, Montana Department of Corrections), and Ross Peter Nelson, M.F.A. (Playwright & Software Engineer) this interactive Q & A-style symposium is part 3 (of a 3-part series) on the human-technology relationship and will include a special limited release film showing of “Marjorie Prime(see trailer below), followed by a panelist discussion and free-flowing Q & A.  Students at the high school and college level and the Helena community are invited!  

SYMPOSIUM FACILITATOR:  Barry Ferst, Ph.D. (Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College)

INVITED GUEST PANELISTS:  Eric Hall, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Theology & Philosophy, Carroll College), Edward Glowienka, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College), Ross Peter Nelson, M.F.A. (Playwright & Software Engineer), Mark Smillie, Ph.D. (Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College), Nikki Honzel, Ph.D. (Cognitive Neuroscientist & Assistant Professor of Psychology, Carroll College), Edward Gray, MS, LCPC (Depth Psychotherapist), and Alden H. Wright, Ph.D. (Research & Emeritus Professor, Artificial Intelligence ad Technology & Ethics, University of Montana).

COST:  Tickets for the symposium will be available for purchase at The Myrna Loy Center box office or via their on-line platform and are the normal movie price (but with the added bonus of an in-depth panel discussion and audience Q & A).  $8/adults & $7/seniors and Students.



RSVP:  Let us know you are interested in attending this symposium by clicking the button below or update your status to ‘Interested’ or ‘Going’ on our event FB Page.



SOME RESOURCES:  We will continue to add resources to our website (accessible via the links below) as the symposium date approaches.  These will remain on our website after the symposium as well so that you can revisit them at your leisure.

Want to learn more about some of our other philosophy-based community events & socials?  Click on one the applicable link(s) below:

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