Things to Do

Philosophy Walk: Mercy & Forgiveness

We often talk about showing mercy or forgiving those who have harmed us as something noble, praiseworthy, perhaps even necessary or required in order to behave well. But this has […]

Workshop Series: Reading Myths Philosophically

Myths—inspired stories which relate “things which never happened at any particular time, but which always are,” in one ancient author’s memorable phrase—have played an important role in wisdom traditions around […]

Workshop Series: Reading Myths Philosophically

Myths—inspired stories which relate “things which never happened at any particular time, but which always are,” in one ancient author’s memorable phrase—have played an important role in wisdom traditions around […]

PHILOSOPHY WALK: PASSION

The ancient Stoics famously—even notoriously—taught that a truly wise person must be entirely free from the passions, including pleasure, desire, fear, and distress in all their many forms. We hear […]

SHORT READS: PUNISHMENT & PENALTIES

When we act unjustly (in whatever large or small ways), will we be happier and better off if we manage to escape from any punishment, or if we pay the […]

Philosophy Walk: Foraging & Ethics

In this walk, inspired by Sam Maynard, and led by Sydney Morical, Cathryn Raan, and Shane Sater we’ll explore foraging & ethics. Organic in structure with time for exploration, discussion, […]

Food for Thought 2023

The “Food for Thought” fundraiser is a unique, creative, fun, and experiential event put on by local public philosophy organization Merlin CCC with a live opening performance and music, dinner […]

Philosophy Workshop: Ethics in the Field - A Combat Perspective

In this workshop led by philosopher and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel & General Inspector of the Montana National Guard Charles Phillips we’ll explore just war theory, rules of engagement, and […]

Short Reads: The Historical Roots of Our Ecological Crisis

Our “Short Reads” evenings explore a focused philosophical argument or theme, by way of a short (4–6 page) paper. During the evening, we’ll step through the paper together, using it […]

Philosophy Workshop: Ethics in the Field - A Combat Perspective

A workshop exploring just war theory, rules of engagement, and ethical dilemmas faced in combat. Led by philosopher U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel and Inspector General of the Montana National Guard […]