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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...

Thursday Feb 2nd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Schelling: Nature, Philosophy, and Existence

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

F.W.J. Schelling is (in)famous for his seemingly ever-changing views and proliferating “systems.” But underlying his philosophizing was a single obsession: to heal the rift between nature and reason that had been newly ruptured in the work of his immediate and venerable predecessor, Immanuel Kant. Schelling developed a philosophy of nature (Naturphilosophie...

Tuesday Jan 31st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Caring for your Newborn Grandchild

at 92nd Street Y -

A practical, hands on workshop covering all aspects of caring for a newborn, with an emphasis on today’s philosophy and techniques. From what’s changed since your children were babies to modern ideas of feeding, and sleeping, this is an essential class for any grandparent who’ll be spending time with a newborn baby. For Grandparents Only. ...

Tuesday Dec 13th, 10:30am - 12pm Eastern Time

$100
for 2 students

Pilates with Core Props

at Every Body Balance - Online Online, Boston, Massachusetts 00000

All classes are changing to Remote Video only for the time being. We'll revisit as the situation improves.  A studio pilates class using core training props to assist in obtaining proper body alignment and mechanics or to increase the intensity of the exercise. How can we build strength on an unstable core? How can we increase our speed and...

Thursday Dec 1st, 8:45am - 9:45am Eastern Time

Taoism: Understanding the Mystery

at One Spirit Learning Alliance -

The often complex and indefinable concept of Taoism may confuse the seeker. It is possible to understand this ancient religion and philosophy by understanding the individual components that the mystery of Tao offers.  This 4-part series on Taoism includes a delve into these individual components. We will look at the origins of Taoism, those that...

Wednesday Jan 4th, 7pm - 9pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

Online Level 1 Intro to Poetry

at The Writers Studio -

Our Online Level I workshop is an introduction to the philosophy on which The Writers Studio was founded in 1987 by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Philip Schultz. Persona writing, a method of borrowing the voice and temperament of accomplished writers, offers writers the imaginative distance and perspective they need to overcome their negative inclinations,...

Thursday Jan 12th, 7:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

  (8 sessions)
$435

8 sessions

The Book of Job: Punishment and Reward

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

In its stark portrayal of the quest for meaning amidst great suffering, the book of Job stands alone not only in the Hebrew Bible, but also among the wisdom literature of the ancient Near East. A work of magnificent poetic beauty, it raises the perennial question of why bad things happen to good people—but with surprising responses. The character...

Monday Jan 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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An Introduction to Schopenhauer

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

The Worst of All Possible Worlds: an Introduction to Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer is a true oddity in the history of philosophy. Although a great metaphysical systematizer in the tradition of Leibniz and Hegel, Schopenhauer posed a worldview entirely antithetical to the “optimism” characteristic of traditional Western philosophizing. Whereas...

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$315

4 sessions

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Philosophy, Ideology & Jokes: An Intro to Slavoj Žižek

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Philosophy, Ideology, and Jokes: an Introduction to Slavoj Žižek Slavoj Žižek is among the most influential, prolific, and provocative European philosophers of his generation. Amidst a period of tectonic changes, as Soviet socialism came to an end and neoliberalism spread across Europe, Žižek’s thought developed against the grain—due in...

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$315

4 sessions

Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

How can we, as finite beings, grasp the concept of infinity? Yet humans have been contemplating infinity for millennia, whether inspired by nature, philosophy, spirituality—or mathematics. This course is a historical and conceptual approach to the latter realm, the mathematics of infinity. Our topics will include the ancient Greeks’ discovery...

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$315

4 sessions

Simone de Beauvoir: Existentialism, Phenomenology

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Simone de Beauvoir: Existentialism, Phenomenology, Feminism Simone de Beauvoir—activist, author, social critic, philosopher—is considered one of the pioneering figures of existentialist and feminist philosophy. Although her work spans multiple genres and address numerous modern social questions and classic philosophical dilemmas, it was the 1953...

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$315

4 sessions

Strangers to Ourselves: an Introduction to Freud

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

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,...

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$315

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Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

Kant’s publication of the Critique of Pure Reason was a seismic event in the history of western philosophy, whose effects continue to be felt today. Enacting a “Copernican Revolution” in philosophy, Kant subjected reason itself to critique—attempting to answer the question: how do we know things at all? What structures and categories does...

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$315

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Philosophy of Fashion

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

“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...

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$315

4 sessions

Understanding Loneliness: Literature, Philosophy,Theory

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

How are we to understand loneliness today? It appears that we are facing a mass epidemic of loneliness—one perhaps exacerbated by virological pandemic of COVID-19. Britain has appointed a Minister of Loneliness to counter rising rates of isolation. Approximately 20-43 percent of American adults over the age of 60 experience “frequent or intense...

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$315

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