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A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

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...

Tuesday Jan 28th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

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)
$315

4 sessions

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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)
$315

4 sessions

Eastern Philosophy and Relationships

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

Eastern Philosophy and Relationships: The Interplay of Yin & Yang Any and all kinds of relationships often call for us to go to hell and back in order to sustain them “successfully”. Whether its business, romantic, family, or a variety of social relationships, dealing with people seems to have become harder and harder in this age of social...

Friday Feb 14th, 7pm - 8:30pm

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Forgiveness and the Unforgivable: Religion, Literature

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

Forgiveness and the Unforgivable: Religion, Literature, Philosophy What constitutes an apology? Are certain kinds of acts unforgivable—and, if so, why? Who, indeed, has the power to forgive? In this course, we’ll set these questions in historical context, beginning with Bishop Joseph Butler’s eighteenth-century sermons, then exploring discussions...

Sunday Mar 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Jacques Lacan: The Desire of the Other

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

Jacques Lacan always insisted that he was a thoroughgoing Freudian—perhaps the most orthodox Freudian of them all. A larger-than-life provocateur, Lacan’s oracular lectures and clinical innovations (including the notorious “short session”) ultimately led to his excommunication from the International Psychoanalytic Association. Yet, despite...

Sunday Apr 5th, 2pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Philosophy of Fashion

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gowanus 505 Carroll St, Brooklyn, New York 11215

“For the philosopher,” writes Walter Benjamin in The Arcades Project, “the most interesting thing about fashion is its extraordinary anticipations.” In other words, fashion is, in itself, an avant-garde: it shows us what the world will be like before that world has fully arrived. Its uncanny relation to the new is by no means the only...

Wednesday Apr 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 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

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)
$200

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)
$255

3 sessions

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)
$40

2 sessions

Love & Friendship

at Think Olio

Do you often find yourself contemplating deeper implications of current policies and political issues or crave the swordsmanship of philosophical debates you had (or never got to have) in college? Do you wish you could draw from the works of some of the major philosophical thinkers to boost your conversations? This Olio path aims to bring participants...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 7pm - 8:30pm

The Migration Course

at Fledgling Writing Workshops - Crown Heights 417 Prospect Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This course is offered for writers returning or arriving to the Fledgling nest who are ready for a more traditional workshop experience. Mixing the generative experience you know and love with the critical seminar style you might expect from standard workshops, these sessions are split in two. Each writer will be the focus of an hour of discussion...

Wednesday Feb 5th, 7pm - 9pm

  (5 sessions)
$380

5 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 Jan 28th, 1:30pm - 3pm

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)
$270

6 sessions

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