Philosophy Workshop: Animism (May 2020)

Many of us take for granted a clear divide between the animate and inanimate. For instance: I am alive, but the chair I sit in is not. My dog is probably alive, as is the oak tree just outside my window. I am somewhat less certain about grass. Or viruses. What does this distinction between the living and nonliving mean to us? Why do we care so deeply about finding a firm line between the two? What might we discover about our world, our own assumptions, and our own ethical action if we are willing to question these categories? Many cultures and peoples throughout the world have never bothered to make such clean distinctions, and even in our contemporary western culture, a movement of philosophers has been challenging this divide from within. In this ZOOM workshop led by philosophers Henry Kramer & David Nowakowski, we explored the philosophy of animism – an orientation toward the world where everything is encountered as meaningfully alive. Access the video and other resources here!

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Philosophy Workshop: Stoicism – Ethics & Providence (April 2020)

In these two 2½-hour ZOOM workshops led by philosopher David Nowakowski we investigated Stoic ethics, providence and the world. These two workshops represented our first ZOOM workshops of the year (or ever for that matter — ZOOM was new to us as we typically hold in-person workshops). However, we were grateful to have so many workshop attendees join us and participate in the conversation! See what sorts of things we discussed and access the workshop handouts, activities, and reading recommendations here!

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Philosophy Workshop: The Stoic Art of Living — Providence and the World *(VIRTUAL/ZOOM)*

In this 2½-hour VIRTUAL/ZOOM workshop led by David Nowakowski, we’ll explore the Stoic art of living. No background in philosophy is required to participate in this workshop. All ages welcome. FREE.  Learn more here!

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Philosophy Workshop: The Stoic Art of Living — The Ethics of Freedom (*VIRTUAL/ZOOM*)

In this 2½-hour VIRTUAL/ZOOM workshop led by David Nowakowski, we’ll explore the Stoic art of living. No background in philosophy is required to participate in this workshop.  All ages welcome. FREE.  Learn more here!

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