Philosophy Symposiums & Roundtables

Our 2018-2019 Philosophy Symposium Series will be looking at numerous philosophical issues & perspectives related to ethics, the environment, and conservation stewardship, ranging from:

  • public vs. private land (including individual rights, collective rights, indigenous rights, other)
  • landowner-wildlife and habitat relationships (including agricultural and ranching relationships), and
  • current & future environmental/conservation challenges

Each symposium in the series will feature 5-6 guest panelists (from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds) and a facilitator.  Panelists will speak for 7-10 minutes each and then the forum will be opened up to free-flowing audience-panelist Q & A.  We will continue to update our website as details are finalized. Dates, location, and topic focus for each symposium are provided below, as well as a snapshot of guest panelists, facilitators, co-directors and community partners.

We will also be holding a 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series in conjunction with our Philosophy Series.  Each walk will feature 1-2 guests speakers/philosophers-on-trail and be covering similar intellectual terrain. Learn more about our philosophy walks, here.

“The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship” (Part 1)

Carroll College

(Thursday 9/20/18)

The 1st symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the environment, ethics, and conservation stewardship.  This symposium will be facilitated by Dr. Elvira Roncalli, Ph.D. and focus on numerous philosophical issues & perspectives concerning public lands vs. private lands, inclusive of individual rights, collective rights, indigenous/native american rights, and more.

“The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship” (Part 2)

Carroll College

(Thursday 12/06/18)

The 2nd symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the environment, ethics, and conservation stewardship.  This symposium will focus on numerous philosophical issues & perspectives concerning landowner-wildlife & habitat relationships, including agricultural and ranching relationships.

“The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship” (Part 3)

Carroll College

(Thursday 3/14/19)

The 3rd symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the environment, ethics, and conservation stewardship.  This symposium will focus on numerous philosophical issues & perspectives concerning current and future environmental & conservation challenges.

Guest Panelists

  • Shane M. Boyle, EdD — Independent Educational &  Cultural Consultant, Native Nexus Consulting
  • Edward Glowienka, PhD — Assistant Professor in Philosophy, Carroll College
  • Gary Burnett, MA — Conservationist & Executive Director, Heart of the Rockies Initiative
  • Harvey Locke, JD — Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative & Nature Needs Half
  • Thomas Baumeister, MA — Conservation Educator & Executive Director, Montana WILD
  • Patricia Heiser, PhD — Associate Professor of Earth Science, Carroll College
  • Nick Gevock, MA — Conservation Director, Montana Wildlife Federation
  • Shiloh Hernandez, JD — Attorney, Western Environmental Law Center
  • Soazig Le Bihan, PhD — Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Montana
  • Timothy LeCain, PhD — Professor of History, Montana State University
  • Mark Smillie, PhD — Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College
  • Bill Parsons, PhD — Associate Professor of Political Science, Carroll College
  • Patrick Burke, MA — Philosophy Instructor & Affiliate Instructor of Wildlands Restoration Program, University of Montana
  • J.D. Wulfhorst — Professor & Director of Environmental Science, University of Idaho – TBD
  • Mindy Gauthier — Assistant State Conservationists for Field Operations, USDA/NRCS – TBD
  • Erik Pratt — Professor of Political Science, Carroll College – TBD
  • Jim Posewitz — Biologist, Conservationist, Author, Founder, Orion – The Hunter’s Institute, Emeritus Board Member, Cinnabar Foundation – TBD

 

Co-Directors

  • Marisa Diaz-Waian, MA — Founder & Executive Director, Merlin CCC
  • Michael Chapman, BS — Volunteer, Merlin CCC
  • Mark Smillie, PhD — Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College

Facilitators

  • Elvira Roncalli, PhD — Professor of Philosophy & Department Chair, Carroll College

 

 

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Our 2016-2017 Philosophy Symposium Series

Our 2016-2017 Philosophy Symposium Series — “Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” — was a three-part series of community events geared to initiate a public discussion about the human-technology relationship and the promises and perils of artificial intelligence. All three symposiums featured guest panelists and opportunity for free-flowing audience-panelist discussion.  To watch/listen to the symposium series, as well as view pictures and access resources, click on the applicable box below.

“Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 1)

Carroll College

(Thursday 11/17/16)

The 1st symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the human-technology relationship.

 

“Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 2)

Carroll College

(Thursday 04/27/17)

The 2nd symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the human-technology relationship.

 

“Vulnerable Humanity, Predictable Machines” (Part 3)

The Myrna Loy Center

(Wednesday 11/08/17)

The 3rd symposium in our 3-Part Philosophy Symposium series on the human-technology relationship.

 

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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