Philosophy Workshop: Thinking Ecologically About Virtue & Value (Fall 2019)

For many philosophers, scientists, and ordinary people, “species” are not only descriptive categories of how things are, but ideal models for how things should be. In this workshop, led by David Nowakowski, we took a whirlwind tour of “species” from antiquity to the present, in order to better understand the hidden assumptions behind our own thinking today…and what thinking ecologically might tell us about virtue & value. Access resources & photos here!

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Philosophy Workshop: The Life of Virtue in Greek Philosophy (Summer 2019)

In this 3.5-hour “philosophy as a way of life”-inspired workshop led by special guest scholar & Philosophical Advisor for Merlin CCC, David Nowakowski, PhD we looked at what it might mean to live a life of virtue. Select readings and activities inspired by numerous ancient (and some contemporary) thinkers were examined and applied with the aim of introducing participants to a variety of philosophical perspectives on virtuous living and practical tools for living well. Access resources & photos here!

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Merlin Philosophy Walk on HCTV: Exploring Big Ideas Under the Big Sky

Produced by Stephen Maly and Jeanie Warden of Helena Civic Television, this video offers a snapshot of what you might experience on one our philosophy walks. Featuring guest speakers Ed Glowienka and Shane Doyle, this walk took place on Sunday, September 9th 2018 on Merlin Nature Preserve and Little Falcon Farm, and was part of our 3-part series on the environment, ethics & stewardship.

Thank you to the Helena Civic Television crew for joining us on our outing, capturing such beautiful footage, and adding such heart-warming commentary !  

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Merlin on “Your Stories Don’t Define You” Podcast with Sarah Elkins

Thank you so much to Sarah Elkins of Elkins Consulting for inviting us to be podcast guests on the Your Stories Don’t Define You, How You Tell Them Will show.  In this interview, “Between Your ‘Why’ and Your ‘How’ Are Your Stories,” Sarah helps us bring to light some of the inspirations behind Merlin, things that make us laugh, why holding room for space is important, and the beautiful symphony that is the Helena community.

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Thank You Dead Dino Productions for the Beautiful Video of our 2018 Reeder’s Alley Community Block Party

Thank you to Lenny Eckhardt of Dead Dino Productions for capturing the magic of our 2018 Reeder’s Alley Fundraiser Block Party & the Helena community so beautifully!

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Flamenco Night at Free Ceramics: Celebrating Music & Community

We so enjoyed our Flamenco Night at Free Ceramics. The night was lovely and we were delighted to see so many of our friends & fellow community members come out for the eve! View photos from the night here!

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Merlin to Lead MWA Staff Philosophy Walk in October

We are elated (and honored) to have been asked to lead a special Philosophy Walk for the MWA staff on the environment, conservation/preservation, stewardship, epistemology & more!

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Thank You Dead Dino Productions for Our 2nd Annual Brew-Wine-Chu Community Fundraiser Event Video

Thank you to Lenny Eckhardt of Dead Dino Films for capturing our 2nd Annual Brew-Wine-Chu Fundraiser event & the Helena community so beautifully!

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