Jana Mohr Lone asks the question “what kind of training is needed to teach philosophy and do it well?” and discusses the importance of what she refers to as “philosophical sensitivity.” Read her scholarly article here!
“What Say You?” is a fun and casual internet-based philosophy in the community activity inspired by our belief that physical distancing need not mean social distancing. Each week philosopher Dr. Barry Ferst will share some of his philosophical musings on our Merlin Facebook page and invite readers to comment and discuss. Think SNL’s “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy”….only with somewhat more gravity (maybe). Learn more here!
In the past weeks, COVID-19 has taken our communities by storm, forcing the closure of schools, businesses, restaurants, libraries, transport, and more. In other words….a real time, real world Twilight Zone. In response to this, our young philosophers at Cottonwood ALC have opted to take on COVID-19 in a manner that would make Rod Serling & Socrates proud. Their adaptability, creativity, and resilience is inspiring! Check out what they have planned!
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In our March Philosophy Workshop led by 2019-2020 Student Scholar Fellow Henry Kramer we investigated the connections between wonder, nature, imagination, and play through lecture, discussion, and exercises. Access resources and photos here!
Philosophy as a Way of Life
“Real wisdom does not merely cause us to know; it makes us ‘be’ in a different way.” (Pierre Hadot) Learn more about philosophy as a way of life.
By investing as a Merlin Corporate Sponsor, you are investing in community. Our Corporate Sponsorships come with several benefits (varying by level) and help to support our philosophy in the community programs. Learn more here!