Philosophy: What and Who Is it Good For?

Program Description

Philosophy is often deemed impractical, inaccessible, and irrelevant to our everyday lives. It is also frequently characterized as an activity that only adults or specialists can do. This is unfortunate. Philosophy is a relevant, practical resource for everyone. What is more, young people have much to contribute to the dialogue. Interactive and dynamic, this program is geared for students of all ages. It is inspired by numerous “way of life traditions” with the aim of showing how and why philosophy matters, how it can transform and enrich our lives, what sorts of things youth bring to the table, and what they can do with it.

Presenter Bio

Marisa Diaz Waian is the founder and executive director of Merlin CCC, a Helena-based philosophy nonprofit – and an adjunct philosophy (ethics) instructor at Carroll College.


Marisa Diaz-Waian
Philosopher, executive director Merlin CCC
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