Philosophy Walk – Missoula

Please join us for our evening philosophy walk on Sunday, August 4th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Topic:  Reconnecting with Nature. (*An overview of content will be added soon*).  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail — Ryan Aikin (Volunteer & Strategist, Merlin CCC, Grants Manager, Youth Homes & Humanitarian) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University…

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Philosophy Walk

Please join us for our mid-morning philosophy walk on Saturday, August 3rd from 9am-12pm.  Topic:  Reconnecting with Nature. Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail — Ryan Aikin (Grants Manager, Youth Homes & Humanitarian) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula). Meeting Spot: Waterline Trailhead (at parking lot – we will then take…

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January 2019 Philosophy Mini-Drive-In (Consciousness)

In this TED Talk & Philosophy inspired movie night facilitated by Thomas Baumeister, we explored questions about consciousness through the practice of socratic inquiry. Primed by scholarly TED Talk discussion by David Chalmers and Seth Anil, we looked at the science and philosophy of consciousness e.g., what is it, how does it work, where does it live, what does it do for us, and why does it matter that we have it?

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Reality & Understanding: Insights from a Buddhist Scholar & Theoretical Physicist

What do we know about the nature of reality & how confident should we be in our understanding of it? This complicated subject is the focus of a video conversation (courtesy of the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement) between the physicist, Sean Carroll, and the Buddhist scholar, B. Alan Wallace.

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Silent Retreat (Spring 2018)

Our Spring 2018 Silent Weekend Retreat at Deep Bay Center on Flathead Lake was magical.  Mother Nature gifted us in so many ways.  The weather and views were beautiful…and very much in keeping with the hearts and kindness of our retreat-goers. Included below are some retreat reflections and a not…

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What Philosophy & Anthropology Can Tell Us About Being Human

What does it mean to be human? This age-old question has occupied thinkers of all sorts for centuries and has produced a plethora of valuable insights, from philosophers to anthropologists, religious scholars to physicists…and many more. In this article, Dr. Brian Morris — Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of…

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Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Immortality, and Dad

Immortality is a common theme in circles of philosophical, theological, and others fields of thought…and for obvious reasons.  When we lose the ones we love, its hard to let them go.  When James Vlahos’ father was diagnosed with cancer, he wondered if there was a way to keep the essence…

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Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

“Ever since I was a teenager,” says Max Tegmark, “I felt that the two greatest mysteries of science were the mystery out there, our universe, and the mystery in here, in our heads, the mind.”   In this interview, Ariel Conn (of Future of Life Institute), talks with Tegmark — MIT…

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