Philosophy Think & Drink

Wine, grog & spirits are up our alley!  And talking philosophy over libations…even better!  Join us for our December Think & Drink from 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Sapphire in the Wine Vault room (a.k.a. The Philosophy Wine Cave)!  Free event (buy your own vino, grog or spirits). Light snacks provided.  For…

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Philosophy Think & Drink

Wine, grog & spirits are up our alley!  And talking philosophy over libations…even better!  Join us for our November Think & Drink from 7:00pm-9:00pm at The Sapphire in the Wine Vault room (a.k.a. The Philosophy Wine Cave)!  Free event (buy your own vino, grog or spirits). Light snacks provided.  For…

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October 2018 Philosophy Think & Drink: Moral Dimensions of Homelessness (Special Topic – Part 3)

In this month’s think & drink, we assessed our current belief systems and city structure, and then looked at numerous local grassroots solutions to help address some of the challenges of homelessness based on these. We also considered some causal factors of homelessness (relative to larger scale responses) and some of the ethical dilemmas surrounding the policing of homelessness by asking what the role of police is/ought to be and what sorts of things cities can do to be of help. Below are some of the questions we asked, as well as examples of multi-functional grassroots ideas that other cities have implemented as one part (of a larger set) of responses to homelessness. Learn more about what we discussed and access resources here!

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Philosophy Think & Drink – Special Topic: Moral Dimensions of Homelessness (Part 3)

In light of the rise in concern about homelessness in Helena, our August and September Think & Drink sessions were dedicated to exploring some of the moral dimensions of homelessness.  In this month’s gathering we will begin by doing a recap of our August & September discussions, and then explore…

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October 2018 Philosophy Walk: Nature, Biomimicry & Virtue Ethics

We had a great time on our October Philosophy Walk on Sunday, October 7th. Our group enjoyed lovely weather, conversation, and a leisurely hike on the Tubbs Trail with special guest speaker, biomimicry specialist and civil engineer, Marie Z. Bourgeois. Our topic of choice: nature, biomimicry & virtue ethics!

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September 2018 Philosophy Think & Drink: Moral Dimensions of Homelessness (Special Topic – Part 2)

In this month’s Philosophy Think & Drink, we continued our discussion on the moral dimensions of homelessness, first, by diving a bit deeper into the concepts of ‘home’ (and homelessness) by way of an appeal to ‘connection’ and ‘belonging’ (or lack thereof) and, second, by examining three common approaches to homelessness. Learn more about what we discussed and access resources here!

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September 2018 Philosophy Walk: The Environment, Ethics & Stewardship (Part 1)

Part 1 of our 3-Part Fall Philosophy Walk Series on the environment, ethics & stewardship took place on Sunday, September 9th on Merlin Nature Preserve & Little Falcon Farm. What a spectacular day! The weather was beautiful — soft fluffy clouds, a slight breeze, and warm sunshine — and the conversation and company was equally wonderful! Sponsored in part by grants from The Philosophy Learning & Teaching Organization & Humanities Montana, this walk explored philosophical and other perspectives related to public vs. private lands and rights (individual, collective, indigenous, other) and featured special guest speakers Shane M. Doyle, EdD and Edward Glowienka, PhD.

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Philosophy Think & Drink – Special Topic: Moral Dimensions of Homelessness (Part 2)

In light of the rise in concern about homelessness in Helena, our August and September Think & Drink sessions [as well as our September Think & Drink (squared) session] will be dedicated to discuss the moral dimensions of homelessness. In this month’s gathering we will begin by reviewing some of…

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