January 2016 Philosophy Walk (Happiness & Meaning)

We had a great time on our January philosophy walk. Our awesome group enjoyed a snowy stroll on Mount Helena and splendid conversation about philosophy, happiness & meaning — a topic that has been a focal point of philosophers (and numerous other thinkers) for centuries. Everyone had wonderful insight to…

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December 2015 Little Philosopher’s Walk (Imagination)

Merlin CCC | Merlin Nature Preserve | December 2015 Inaugural Little Philosopher's Walk

We had so much fun on our inaugural little philosopher’s walk. Our December 2015 meandering was geared toward kids (hence “Little Philosopher’s”). Our main aims were to have fun with philosophy, to introduce and talk about some important philosophical and character-related topics, and to explore and enjoy the beauty of…

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Empathy v. Sympathy

Merlin | Empathy v. Sympathy

On a recent ‘Little Philosopher’s Walk’, one of our fun ‘Merlin Meanderings’ that we held here at Merlin Nature Preserve, we discussed & explored the importance and value of imagination.  In the course of our conversation, the work of Dr. Brené Brown, Research Professor at the University of Houston Graduate…

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Merlin Philosophy Walks Featured in MWA Newsletter

We love Montana and the great outdoors!  That’s why we are thrilled to announce that we were recently featured in the Montana Wilderness Association‘s Wild Divide Chapter Newsletter! Please click here (or on the image to the left) for news about some important things happening in our area, including desired…

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October 2015 Philosophy Walk (Intro to Philosophy)

We had a blast on our inaugural philosophy walk. Our small (but awesome) group enjoyed a wonderful stroll and great conversation about all things philosophy (and more) on Mount Helena. In addition to the stunning local terrain and fantastic Fall weather (which managed to hold out through the weekend!), we…

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