Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Life Skills
Union Square, New York, New York
(17 Reviews)

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research was established in 2011 in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Its mission is to extend liberal arts education and research far beyond the borders of the traditional university, supporting community education needs and opening up new possibilities for scholarship in the 21st century.

The Brooklyn Institute for Social Research  provides liberal arts educational opportunities to local communities. At the same time, it provides material and intellectual support and space for young scholars to teach, write, research, publish and, put simply, work. We are a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization.

Although consciously modeled, in part, after the famous Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany – especially in its heyday under the directorship of Max Horkheimer – we are not all scholars in that tradition, nor is any intellectual, literary or artistic tradition unwelcome in our Institute. As we honor and build upon their extraordinary contributions to human thought and social commitments,we strive to engage the worlds of philosophy, literature, science, the arts and social sciences with the world at large and people everywhere. At a time when the price of traditional higher education reaches ever higher, even as support for scholars and scholarship has substantially diminished, we are committed to the idea that to learn, teach, study, write and think is labor worth doing both for its own sake and for the sake of communities and citizens who are active, engaged and alive.

Reviews of Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

(17 Reviews)
The Singularity: AI & the Post-Human Future

2/27/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Singularity: AI & the Post-Human Future


Required more structure. Seemed more of a reading review club, than an instructional class.

Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism and Politics

7/31/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Jorge Luis Borges: Mysticism and Politics


Teacher was knowledgeable, good readings, active participants.

Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics

6/27/2018
Sergio C.

Attended: Signal and Noise: An Introduction to Statistics


Excellent class. Excellent instructor. Raphaële breathed life into stats. Very fun class!

Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

8/5/2019
Blanca Q.

Attended: Kant’s Critical Aesthetics


Blanca Q. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

The Human Condition

7/10/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Human Condition


Anonymous gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

3/23/2018
William J.

Attended: Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction


William J. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction

3/23/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Virginia Woolf: Modernizing Fiction


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Introduction to Music Theory

3/21/2018
Marinis P.

Attended: Introduction to Music Theory


Marinis P. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality

12/12/2017
Valerie V.

Attended: Clarice Lispector: Modernism, Mysticism, and Morality


Valerie V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

11/10/2017
Valerie V.

Attended: Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy


Valerie V. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011
Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Union Square, Manhattan
15 W 16th St
Btwn 5th & 6th Avenues
New York, New York 10011

Upcoming Classes at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Mozart: Music, Enlightenment, and the Sublime
Mozart: Music, Enlightenment, and the Sublime
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Monday Oct 21st, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

Lauren Berlant: Cruel Optimism
Lauren Berlant: Cruel Optimism
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Monday Nov 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

The Civil War: Past and Present
The Civil War: Past and Present
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Monday Nov 11th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Augustine’s Confessions: Sex, Sin, and Christianity
Augustine’s Confessions: Sex, Sin, and Christianity
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Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Reading the Qur'an
Reading the Qur'an
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Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Feminism and Psychoanalysis
Feminism and Psychoanalysis
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Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism and Imperialism
Rosa Luxemburg: Capitalism and Imperialism
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Wednesday Nov 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory
Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory
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Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

John Milton: Paradise Lost
John Milton: Paradise Lost
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Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School
A Contemporary Introduction to the Frankfurt School
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Monday Nov 18th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

An Introduction to Schopenhauer
An Introduction to Schopenhauer
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Monday Nov 18th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

Numbers: History, Mathematics, Philosophy
Numbers: History, Mathematics, Philosophy
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Wednesday Nov 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Teachers at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Adeola Enigbokan Ajay Singh Chaudhary Alan Turing Alyssa Battistoni Amy Schiller Anna Khanina & julia Den Boer Anthony Alessandrini Asma Abbas Bruce King Bruce King & Laura Slatkin Bruce King and Laura Slatkin Cecilia Aldarondo Christine Smallwood Clare Wilderson Danielle Drori Danya Glabau David Pituch Dru Phillips Elizabeth Marcus Elzbieta Foeller-Pituch Frank Shepard Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Heather C. Ohaneson Jamie Parra Jeffrey Escoffier Jessie Kindig Joe Osmundson Jordan Kraemer Jude Webre Lauren Letta & Stephanie Mitchell Lindsay Caplan Loren Dent Matt Moss Michael Stevenson Michael Brent Nathan Shields Paige Sweet Pearl Brilmyer Rachel Stein Raphaele Chappe Rebecca Ariel Porte Rotem Rozental Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Sabine Heubusch Samantha Hill Sami Al-Daghistani Sophie Lewis Soraya Batmanghelich Soraya Batmanghelichi Stephanie Rosen Suman Ganguli Suman Ganguli and Frank Shepard Susan Friedlander & Elizabeth Crommett Suzanne Schneider Suzanne Schneider-Reich Szu-Yun Hsu William Cellini, Jr Yitzhak Lewis
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