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The Meta-Olio Party | Why Philosophy?

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 1582 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11213

Public philosophy seems to be quite fashionable lately. In this mise en abyme or meta-Olio, we will discuss together the challenges that such an activity faces. What forms does this supposed democratic demand or interest for philosophical questions take? Which parts of the “general public” are really seeking philosophy? When the instructor...

Thursday Dec 12th, 7:30pm - 9pm

A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

Complete Course Title: A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: an Introduction to Marx In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly...

Monday Jan 27th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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The Good, the Bad, and the Evil

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: an Introduction to Moral Philosophy Why should we be good? What makes an action moral—and how can we know? If an act is moral here and now, is it necessarily moral there and then? Is goodness in some way connected to happiness? And, what constitutes a moral judgment—is it an exercise of reason, or merely an expression...

Monday Jan 27th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Beyond Eros: the Philosophy and Politics of Love

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Love is a perennial philosophical problem. From Plato’s Symposium to Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, philosophers and political thinkers have recurrently asked: what is love? From where does it come, what does it do, and what does it demand? For Hannah Arendt, romantic love was apolitical because it turned us away from the world....

Thursday Jan 30th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Strangers to Ourselves: an Introduction to Freud

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn 68 Jay St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

In the process of investigating and treating the enigmatic disorder known as “hysteria,” Sigmund Freud established the discipline of psychoanalysis—and by so doing, profoundly altered Western subjectivity. By insisting that the bodily symptoms of hysterics represented unconscious conflict, Freud established a new way of thinking about human experience,...

Sunday Feb 2nd, 2pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Lived Experience: An Introduction to Phenomenology

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Financial District 75 Broad St, New York, New York 10004

What is phenomenology? Drawing on lived, first-person experience, phenomenology is the attempt to analyze and understand the very structures of human experience and consciousness. What are the elements of perception, and why do different people, different subjects, perceive things differently? What’s universal about consciousness? In what ways do...

Wednesday Jan 29th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Dance Your Way to Revolution

at Archive on Parade - Greenwich Village 125 E 11th St, New York, New York 10003

The Anarchist Emma Goldman said, “If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.” Kick up your heels and join us for a tour of the neighborhood that shaped her freewheeling philosophy. As we wind our way between 14th Street and Houston Street, we’ll uncover the area’s rebellious past. Along the way, we’ll meet the Rebel Girl and the...

Tuesday Dec 10th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Parenting Tune-Up

at NY Creative Arts Therapists - Williamsburg 190 N 10th St Ste 301, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Are you parenting as effectively as you know you can? Do you know what to do but you don’t actually do it? Are you giving too much negative attention to your child? Is your family stressed and burned out? Are you facing learning or behavior challenges with your child that make you feel alone? Life gets busy and it’s easy to stop doing the work...

Thursday Jan 16th, 7:15pm - 8:45pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Yin-Yang, Stress, & the Western Mind

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Anxiety and stress ​in modern life​ seem to just be a part of the deal​​. Whether its business, romantic, family, or social relationships, navigating your self-identity on social media, hearing about the unchecked political corruption and corporate greed on the news, or the myriad of personal issues or global crisis’ were faced to deal with​...

Monday Dec 9th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Boost Your Mood

at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center - Chelsea 243 W 24th St, New York, New York 10011

Balance your mood and boost your morale with the help of practical tips and yogic philosophy for mood elevation and regaining purpose, perspective, and more peace in your work, relationships, and recreation.

Monday Apr 20th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Organic Gardening Basics

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics including how to build and maintain soil health, encourage biodiversity, use resources such as water and energy responsibly, and avoid using chemicals....

Wednesday Mar 4th, 11am - 1:40pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

Natural / Organic Beekeeping – Winter Weekend Workshop

at HoneybeeLives - Boerum Hill 388 Atlantic Ave, New York, New York 11217

This two-day class will introduce students to Natural/Organic Beekeeping with a Biodynamic influence. You will come away with the knowledge, as well as the inspiration to nurture your honeybees and respect these hardworking, gentle creatures who live in complex and beautiful communities.  Intro to Organic Beekeeping: Planning a New Hive for Spring...

Saturday Feb 8th, 10am - 6pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

The Data We Don't See

at Museum of the City of New York - Public - East Harlem 1220 5th Ave , New York, New York 10029

Today, data are everywhere. But what do data really mean, and how can we extract real value from them in our daily lives?  In this illustrated talk, information designer Giorgia Lupi will discuss our new data reality and “data humanism,” her unique philosophy for understanding and working with data. Surveying her diverse work over the last...

Thursday Feb 13th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Core Mat I - Early Bird Discount

at Power Pilates - Midtown East 920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the Power Pilates method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to Power Pilates teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula.  Every student new to Power Pilates...

Friday Jan 10th, 4pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

China in the Modern World

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

China’s 2025 technology program and One Belt, One Road initiative underscores her ambitions for hegemony.  Yet, as China takes its place in the modern world, it faces immense difficulties: a growing inequality gap, widespread corruption and rampant pollution, all of which provoke mounting calls for political reform. The presentation will...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

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