Philosophy Walk

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Saturday, November 9th from 10am-1pm.  Topic:  Nature & the Humanities.  Meeting/Hike Location: TBD.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail — Ed Glowienka (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula). To learn more & sign-up for our…

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Philosophy Walk

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Saturday, October 13th from 10am-1pm where we’ll be exploring the role of story & imagination across cultures, the phenomenology of story & imagination, nature, and environmental ethics.  Meeting/Hike Location: Merlin Nature Preserve.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail — Shane M. Doyle (Independent Educational & Cultural Consultant,…

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Philosophy Workshop: The Life of Virtue (Part 2)

In this 3.5-hour “philosophy as a way of life”-inspired workshop led by philosopher David Nowakowski, PhD (Union College), we’ll look at what it might mean to live a life of virtue. (This workshop will be a continuation of our Part 1 workshop held in July, though will be covering new material; participation in the first workshop is not needed in order to participate in this one.) Select readings and activities inspired by numerous ancient (and some contemporary) thinkers will be examined and applied with the aim of introducing participants to a variety of philosophical perspectives on virtuous living and practical tools for living well.   No background in philosophy is required to participate in this workshop. FREE. All ages welcome. $20 Suggested donation. Light snacks & hot tea provided. Space is limited. 

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Philosophy Walk

Please join us for this philosophy as a way of life-inspired walk on Saturday, September 14th from 10am-1pm where we’ll be exploring ethics and “the life of virtue.”  Part 2 of a 2-part walk on virtue ethics.  Meeting/Hike Location: McKelvey Trailhead (just past the Lime Kilns on Grizzly Gulch Drive).  Special…

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Phi-Llama Campfire Philosophy Outing: Yellowstone National Park

An extended version of our philosophy walks coupled with the joy of llamas…this 4-day/3-night “campfire philosophy” outing involves a llama-led backcountry trip into the Lamar Valley region of Yellowstone National Park (with guide Thomas Baumeister).   Tents, bedding, and food provided by Access Wild.  Daily adventures include: sightseeing, hiking, and philosophical…

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Ancient Greek Insights for Today’s America: A Philosophical Conversation

Sponsored by the Carroll College Philosophy Department and Merlin CCC, this evening program will be an informal conversation about greek philosophical insights and how they relate to can help us navigate our everyday lived experiences. Guest participants will be provided with set questions/topics, not as a debate, but rather as an illuminating conversation. Barry Ferst (Professor of Philosophy, Carroll College) will be serving as the moderator and will aide in directing discussion.

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Philosophy Walk

Please join us for our philosophy walk on Sunday, August 11th from 9am-12pm.  Topic:  Pragmatism & Eco-pragmatism.  Meeting/Hike Location: TBD.  Special guest speakers/philosophers-on-trail — Ryan Aikin (Grants Manager, Youth Homes & Humanitarian) & Henry Kramer (2019 Merlin Student Fellow, University of Montana Missoula). To learn more & sign-up for our free meandering,…

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Philosophy Walk

Please join us for this philosophy as a way of life-inspired walk on Sunday, July 14th from 9am-12pm where we’ll be exploring ethics and “the life of virtue.”  Part 1 of a 2-part walk on virtue ethics (the second of which will take place in September).  Meeting/Hike Location: McKelvey Trailhead (just…

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