Philosophers' Camp, 5th Annual

October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Environmental Philosophy Program, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Huntington Lodge
6312 State Route 28N
Newcomb 12852
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities


  • ADK Park Institute


State University of New York (SUNY)

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An annual revitalization of the Philosophers' Camp, located in the landscape and tradition of the original gathering, draws on the expedition itself and its vibrant legacy. Our readings and conversations will be an opportunity to enter into the spirit of the original Philosophers' Camp by engaging in shared inquiry and discovery. In 1858 ten scholars left New England society for a sojourn in the Adirondacks. Seeking to reacquaint themselves with their wild surroundings they hunted, rowed, fished and camped. In a poem written to commemorate the excursion, Emerson names them freemen of the forest laws, and here they were also free of societal and professional boundaries. Thus liberated they fell naturally into a cross-disciplinary cadence that reflects the style of unity between self, other and world that has come to characterize the Camp and mark its intellectual significance.

Scholarships are available for current undergraduate or graduate students interested in participating in the Philosophers' Camp. Please submit a statement describing your interest, how your participation in the program will contribute to your academic preparation and career, your level of financial need, and what additional resources you will use to cover any remaining portion. Please submit your application to Marianne Patinelli-Dubay at Scholarships will be announced June 1 of each year or until all scholarship money has been awarded.

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June 15, 2020, 9:00am EST

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