How Did We Get Here?: Religion

What is (a) religion? What are religions for? Whom are they for? And conversely, if someone is “spiritual but not religious” (or simply not religious), what exactly is it that they aren’t? In this evening’s program, we explored some of the ways that the concept of “religion” has evolved and radically changed over time, along with the related concepts of spirituality and atheism. And we considered some of the social, political, and historical factors which have spurred changes in dominant and popular notions of religion, without necessarily reducing the domain of religion to merely those other factors. Access phots & resources here!

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Visions & Voices Roundtable at the Holter

Run in conjunction with the Visions and Voices: A Figural Show exhibition at the Holter Museum of Art, this roundtable is an invitation to think with models, artists, and fellow philosophers about art and the human body, figure drawing, body empowerment, agency, censorship, wellness, and more. Learn more here!

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2023 Merlin Mailer End-of-Year Newsletter

And just like that….it’s 2024. Whooo-wheee…what a ride it was! We’re so grateful and proud to be part of such a wonderful community and find ourselves continually inspired by each and every one of you, and all of the joy that philosophy brings! Here’s our Merlin Mailer year-in-review newsletter highlighting some of the happenings from 2023…and some of the things we have planned for you THIS YEAR, including your invite to come celebrate with us at On Broadway for our 10-year anniversary!! Check it out here!

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Winter La Mesa

“Las Mesas” are intimate, salon-style gatherings where friends come together to explore philosophy and ideas over hand-crafted meals & wine. Each season, a different community member(s) will host a “La Mesa” dinner at their house, opening up their home for community members to gather and enjoy the fun of philosophy, the beauty of rich and meaningful conversation, and the joy of good food & friends (old and new). Our Winter La Mesa will take place on Friday, March 8th and will be hosted by Marie Z. Bourgeois & Ross P. Nelson. Reserve your seats here!

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