Thank you so much to the Helena Area Community Foundation for their support of our philosophy in the community program, home to numerous free activities that get us thinking together and learning from and with one another! Learn more here!
In this philosophy workshop led by student scholar fellow Julianna Breit, we’ll explore our roles in empathy, questioning the aim of empathetic interactions, and analyzing what empathy looks like when it’s done well. After looking at the aesthetic foundations of empathy, we’ll consider the interplay between savoring the other’s emotion and mitigating our own emotional overload. Learn more & RSVP here!
In this installment of “How Did We Get Here?”, we’ll consider the idea of “species.” Along the way, we’ll gain some useful insights into the role of ideas & abstraction in western scientific thought, reflect on the search for stability in a changing world, & cultivate a deeper appreciation for the ways that we, and our predecessors, strive to classify and categorize — both in the natural world, and in human society and culture. Learn more & RSVP here!
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Part of a Humanities Montana series on environmental humanities, this short essay by Merlin Director Marisa Diaz-Waian reflects upon nature, friendship, and this special place called home. Read the essay here!