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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

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

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The Evolution of a Neighborhood Tour of the East

at SusanSez NYC Walkabouts - East Village
St Marks Pl & 2nd Ave 39 St Mark Inc., New York, New York 10003

NYC neighborhoods are always evolving - it's part of what makes the city so fascinating. Manhattan's East Village is a perfect example of this evolution; from German, Irish immigrant communities, to wealthy landowners, to trend-setting hipsters. Experience the diversity in history, culture, and of course cuisine!  From Peter Stuveysant’s “bouwerie”...

$56.97

Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

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

It is difficult to imagine a more ambitious or even hubristic philosophy than that of G.W.F. Hegel.  Filled with the revolutionary fervor of the turn of the 19th century, Hegel no doubt viewed himself as the messianic figure that he, along with Schelling and Hölderlin, had prophesied earlier while seminarians and roommates at the Tübinger Stift....

$315

4 sessions

Monday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm

Philosophy and the Scientific Revolution

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

Long before the development of modern academic and scientific disciplines, the early modern scientific revolution was exemplified by “natural philosophers”—polymaths like Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Hobbes who saw no clear distinction between philosophical, scientific, social, and other forms of inquiry. The scientific...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

The Eleusinian Mysteries

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

Course Name: The Eleusinian Mysteries: Occult Secrets of the Ancient Greeks Every year in the Ancient Greek city of Eleusis, people gathered from far and wide to worship the power of nature with a series of religious rituals called the Eleusinian Mysteries. Although it was kept secret from all but the initiated, the cult of the Mysteries...

$10

War Stories

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

This course examines the genre of the modern war novel and the modern war film. We focus on themes of gender and patriarchy, “love and war,” trauma and suffering, mental illness, and individual and collective memory. The course takes a comparative perspective, covering American, French, German and Spanish works on the Spanish Civil War and the...

$765

16 sessions

The Sumerians: History's Innovators

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

Over six thousand years ago, the marshes of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) were home to a remarkable and ingenious group of people. Known as the Sumerians, they were the first to use writing and the first to live in cities. They rode the first wheeled vehicles, founded our modern system of mathematics and made detailed observations of the planets and...

$10

The Long and Fascinating History of Toilets

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

Contrary to popular belief, Thomas Crapper did not invent the toilet. But who did? Better yet, when did people first start using toilets? And were they anything like the toilets we know today? This class will explore the long and fascinating history of toilets, from ancient Mesopotamia to today. We will walk through the not-so-short...

$10

Sound and NYC: Exploring Silence in the City

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

Composer/conductor/professor Whitney George and percussionist Joe Tucker of The Curiosity Cabinet new music ensemble, present an evening of percussion music of the 20th century. Composers at the turn of the industrial era, started to incorporate sounds of the budding urban jungle into their pallet of instrumental timbres and musical creation at large. ...

$20

Napster to Netflix: History of Media from 1999 to Today

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

Since the launch of Napster in 1999, there has been a massive transformation in how we create and consume media. This class charts the waves of change over the past two decades. We’ll start by looking at the tools and technology that underpin the digital revolution.  We’ll then trace what’s happened...

$12

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A Long Look at a Landscape

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

There are things We live among 'and to see them  Is to know ourselves.'     - George Oppen, "Of Being Numerous"  In this outdoor winter walk around the Propsect Heights area, we will explore what is a landscape and how it came to be. We will look for clues from the distant past, near present, and possible future.We...

$13

Food and Migration

at The New School - Manhattan
10011

In the contemporary world, food sparks debates about power structures, race, ethnicity, and multiculturalism that acquire particular relevance in places where people from around the world live together and interact. In this course, we examine food in relation to migration in New York City and at the national and international levels. Although the focus...

$765

16 sessions

Criticism of Everything Existing: Introduction to Marx

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

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 what we have to accomplish in the present-I am speaking of a ruthless criticism of everything...

$315

4 sessions

Gender & Justice

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

In our next edition of Only in New York, host Sarah Maslin Nir sits down with Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Lucy Lang and Reverend Vivian D. Nixon, Executive Director of College & Community Fellowship, to discuss the vexed but evolving relationship between gender and justice in this...

$25