We had a great time sharing the news about our upcoming philosophy symposia series on the military experience & culture AND the ethics of war & autonomous warfare, alongside Ross. P Nelson — Co-Founder of Raven’s Feather Productions & Director of GROUNDED (the play that inspired our community discussions series). Watch the video to learn more about the play and symposia!
We are delighted to welcome Mitchell Conway onto the Merlin Team. Mitchell is a branch facilitator/educator at Cottonwood ALC and serves on the education committee for The Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization. He’ll be adding an additional “hat to his collection” by joining our crew here at Merlin CCC as a Community Philosopher & our Youth Programs Advisor. Learn more about Mitch here!
We are thrilled to announce our 2021-2022 Merlin Student Scholar Fellow, Julianna Breit. Julianna is our first undergraduate fellow. A junior at Carroll College, Julianna is double-majoring in Biochemistry and Philosophy with minors in Ethics and Value Studies, Neuroscience, and Chemistry. Her fellowship will involve a combination of research, writing, and philosophy in the community activities. Learn more about her & some of the projects she’ll be working on here!
A 2021 Vernon Press anthology series edited by Stephen Kekoa Miller featuring eight chapters about doing philosophy in innovative ways, both in the schools and the community at large. In our chapter, “Philosophy In & By the Community,” we explore how Merlin CCC — with the help & support of community — has taken shape in interesting, delightful, and unexpected ways. In the process, we discuss our approach to philosophy, the kind of work we do, and some of its characteristics…as well as the significance & beauty of community & place. Learn more here!