Philosophy Workshop: “Myth in Philosophy”
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Philosophy Workshop: “Myth in Philosophy”

November 12, @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center - Helena, MT
Free

This workshop led by philosopher David Nowakowski will explore the role of myth within philosophy, the life dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom.

Taking Plato as our starting point, this workshop will explore the role of myth within philosophy, the life dedicated to the pursuit of wisdom. We’ll get clear how myths comprise a special kind of narrative, distinct from history, fantasy, or storytelling in general.

— What kinds of myths are there? (We’ll consider specific examples of myths: both the traditional Greek myths which Plato and his tradition examined, and myths from other times and places).

— When & how can myths be used effectively and appropriately?

— What does it mean to engage with myth in a specifically philosophical mode?

— How do mythic modes of understanding enrich, complement, or complete other ways of thinking and knowing, like the logical or analytical?

Throughout our explorations, we’ll consider specific examples of myths: both the traditional Greek myths which Plato and his tradition examined, and myths from other times and places. All with an eye to enriching our own sense of what philosophy is and can be, as a vibrant, living path of wisdom in our own time.

Like all of our philosophy in the community activities, this workshops is FREE. No background in philosophy or literature is required. All ages/backgrounds welcome.

Learn more & RSVP here: https://merlinccc.org/event/philosophy-workshop-myth-in-philosophy/

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Date:
November 12
Time:
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://merlinccc.org/event/philosophy-workshop-myth-in-philosophy/
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Reeder’s Alley Interpretive & Convention Center
101 Reeder's Alley
Helena, MT 59601 United States
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