Philosophy: What It Is, Isn’t & Why It Matters

In August of 2016, we hosted an indoor community shin-dig at The Placer called the Beat the Heat Philosophy Party.  We had a blast and enjoyed great grub & grog, fun games, wonderful dialogue, dancing to good tunes & more!  Also part of the party mix…philosophy presentations — one of…

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PayneWest Selects Merlin as Featured Helena Non-Profit

Woo-Hoo!  How exciting!  Merlin CCC was selected as the featured Helena area non-profit by PayneWest Insurance for their Summer 2016  newsletter.  In an interview conducted in June of this year, Founder & Executive Director, Marisa Diaz-Waian, discusses the nature of Merlin CCC’s operations & why philosophy is as important today…

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Merlin Think & Drinks (February – August 2016)

Philosophy is a social event! That’s why we love our community socials. Merlin Think & Drinks are one of the many community social activities that we host.  Each month (or so) we hunker down at one of our favorite local watering holes and talk philosophy whilst sipping tasty libations. To…

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August 2016 Philosophy Walk (Eastern Philosophy & Eastern Medicine)

Our August philosophy walk was phenomenal. Our group headed out at 8am for a fun journey up Mount Helena and enjoyed wonderful conversation about eastern philosophy & eastern medicine! The Fall-like weather, clear skies, sunshine & gentle breeze were fantastic. And…the brilliantly colored mountain blue birds were an absolute treat!…

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July 2016 Little Philosopher’s Drive-In

Our July Inaugural Little Philosopher’s Drive-In was a hoot! We had an awesome group of little philosophers, ranging from 6 – 10 years in age! We enjoyed Dr. Seuss’ fun film Horton Hears a Who & post-film discussion about epistemology! Some of the things we explored included: How we come…

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June 2016 Philosophy Walk (Philosophy, Technology & Nature – Part 2)

Our June philosophy walk was spectacular. We could not have asked for a more perfect day! The sun was shining, the skies were clear, the breeze was refreshing, and the bitterroots were in bloom! In addition, our group was fantastic…not to mention walking warriors! After all, we were on a…

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2016 Brew-Wine-Chu Community Fundraiser Event

Despite extremely “unforgiving” weather from Mother Nature, our 1st Annual Brew-Wine-Chu was a hit. THANK YOU to all of our AMAZING volunteers, AWESOME event patrons & PHENOMENAL artists – Yoda Coaster, Milton Menasco & The Big Fiasco and DJ On!x – who braved the weather and came to support the…

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April 2016 Philosophy Drive-In

Our April Inaugural Philosophy Drive-In was a hit! We had a wonderful group of movie & philosophy-lovin’ folk. We enjoyed an engaging & cerebral flick by Richard Linklater called Waking Life, followed by wonderful discussion (and – no doubt – crazy dreams!). Some of the things we explored during our…

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