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The Encyclopedia from Babylon to Google

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

In The City of God, Saint Augustine confronts a central problem: How did evil come into the world if human beings were created good? Through our study of the ethical universe of literary texts, we engage with questions essential to humanity, including the nature of human beings, the basis for moral conventions, individual and collective responsibility,...

$765

17 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6pm

Friedrich Nietzsche: Truth and Morality

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Friedrich Nietzsche is among the most notorious and controversial thinkers in the western intellectual tradition. He aimed to philosophize “with a hammer,” to demolish the philosophical tradition founded by Socrates and Plato and slaughter its most sacred cows. Central to that tradition is the value placed on truth, reason, objectivity, and a moral...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

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Economy, Technology, and the Anthropocene

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Park Slope
65 4th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

“Goldman Sachs doesn’t care if you raise chickens,” Jodi Dean once quipped. One could add: the earth doesn’t care either.  Are we at the beginning of a “post-capitalist” age of abundance and automation, beyond romantic notions of resistance or escape, in which long-delayed dreams of human emancipation are finally possible?  Or...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 6:30pm

By the Book

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and The Mare by Mary Gaitskill will be the first selection. Please read this book PRIOR to the 1st class mee...

$75

5 sessions

Tuesday Feb 27th, 6:15pm

Literary Theory: a Critical Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

What is literature? And what kinds of meanings, uses, values, histories, and philosophical positions do we attach to literature in the act of reading it?  Literary theory, the diverse body of thought that addresses these fundamental questions, has pursued a stunning array of methods in its attempts to understand how literature works. This course,...

$315

4 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6:30pm

Books & Brunch

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Gather in a diverse group setting and participate in an informal but challenging discussion of contemporary and classical literature and the reading experience.  Learn what authors do to capture a reader's interest and to keep a reader reading. Join in and talk about how authors create characters, develop plot and theme. ...

$115

8 sessions

Tuesday Feb 27th, 11:30am

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Playing to Win: an Introduction to Game Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

From zero-sum games to the “prisoner’s dilemma” and rational actors, game theory has grown from a bold conjecture into a vast array of literatures crossing political science, economics, psychology, business, mathematics, and even military strategy. Based on a theory of simple card games developed by John Von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern, game...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Jan 25th, 6:30pm

Kant’s Critique of Judgment: Art and Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Kant’s aesthetic theory, expounded in the Critique of the Power of Judgment, was the capstone on his “critical” philosophy—it was intended to give completeness to his system as a whole. In particular, he believed that, through the very experience of beauty, we can begin to see nature itself as harmonized with human freedom and our...

$315

4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

Questioning the Origins of Sexual Desire

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

Sexual desire and eroticism were and still are considered today as a-philosophical, even anti-philosophical topics. When we wonder why philosophers rarely speak about sexuality, we seem to face not only a moral question, but also a linguistic one. Is the language itself unable to capture such a subjective, qualitative - and physiological experience?...

Friday Feb 23rd, 7pm

Jacques Derrida: Deconstruction and Difference

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

The arrival of Jacques Derrida’s work lit the American intellectual landscape ablaze. For many American academics and critics in the 1970s and thereafter, the charismatic Algerian-born Derrida was the face of “French Theory,” and virtually synonymous with postmodernism itself. With his enigmatic prose and seemingly esoteric approach to language,...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm

Sado-Masochism: Economies of Desire and Recognition

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Williamsburg
167 Bowery , New York, New York 10002

From Hegel to Deleuze, many political thinkers have employed the language of dominance and submission within the tradition of Western political thought. How does the language of Sado-masochism shape the way we think about desire and political recognition? This course will look at how the erotic language of S&M is embedded in the theoretical frameworks...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Morningside Heights
3009 Broadway, New York, New York 10027

Virginia Woolf’s writing audaciously expanded the boundaries of modern fiction, reshaping our ideas about the ability of the novel to represent ordinary life and register swift, historical change.  “Let us record the atoms as they fall upon the mind in the order in which they fall,” she advised, signaling her prescription for a kind of...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

Immigration and its Discontents: Politics, Capital

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Complete Course Title: Grant Hamilton, Where The Blame Lies Immigration and its Discontents: Politics, Capital, Humanity The United States calls itself a nation of immigrants. And yet, the story of American immigration and its meaning for the American project are considerably more complicated. On the one hand, immigration has been crucial to the growth...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Mar 1st, 6:30pm

Mesopotamian Mythology

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights
190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Mesopotamia, the ancient “Land Between Two Rivers” in present-day Iraq, was home to many different gods. Though less-well known today than the pantheons of Ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, the gods of Mesopotamia had just as many grand adventures, big personalities and poignant observations on the human condition. We know them today thanks...

Tuesday Feb 13th, 8:30pm

History Series: Ancient Egypt - History & Legacy

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Ancient Egypt has been a focus of awe and fascination for thousands of years. Egypt has always exerted a powerful allure in popular and high culture. The Egyptians have influenced civilization in art, architecture, religion, philosophy, literature, travel, science, even the movies. We are lucky in New York City to have two great collections of Egyptian...

$55

2 sessions

Thursday Mar 15th, 7:30pm