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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...

Sunday Jun 12th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time

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$315

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Friedrich Nietzsche: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

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Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None is a literary-philosophical work, by turns aphoristic and picaresque, that brings together a preponderance of Nietzsche’s most essential concepts—from the “will to power” to the Übermensch, nihilism, eternal recurrence, ressentiment, the “transvaluation of values,” and many others. Comprised...

Tuesday Jun 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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$315

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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 May 26th, 8:30am - 9:30am Eastern Time

Qi-Gong (Online)

at Essential Evolution Holistic Wellness -

This healing class focus's on Ying and Yang principals and ancient philosophy. Today we use the techniques of circular movements, tapping, meditation, and vocalization to awaken the bodies self healing response. Restoring a state of balance and health by opening of the acupressure points, meridians, and chakras. Ancient asian practitioner's used this...

Tuesday Jun 7th, 11am - 12:15pm Central Time

Heidegger: Being and Time

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research -

What is the meaning of being? Martin Heidegger, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, believed that this central question of ontology had been abandoned, even forgotten, by philosophy. Heidegger devoted his entire intellectual life to attempting to answer it. His earliest attempt takes the form of what he calls a “fundamental...

Thursday Jun 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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$315

4 sessions

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The Young Hegelians: Society, Alienation, and Critique

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G.F.W. Hegel’s philosophy of Spirit (Geist) was a watershed in Western philosophy. But what followed? How was Hegel understood—and reinterpreted—in the decades following his death? For Hegel’s successors, there were seemingly two philosophical paths to take. Thinkers on the right—the so-called Right Hegelians—took Hegel’s understanding...

Tuesday Jun 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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$315

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Capitalism and Desire

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Why do we want what we want? The critique of capitalism is very often associated – by both proponents and antagonists – with a critique of consumerism which, in turn, is treated as a pathology of individual desire. People should stop shopping; people should eschew goods; people should want less; people should police their own desires (or, if they...

Tuesday Jun 7th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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$315

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Introduction to Kierkegaard: Doubt, Anxiety

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Introduction to Kierkegaard: Doubt, Anxiety, and the Human Condition For his exploration of concepts such as subjectivity, anxiety, and absurdity, the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard is frequently regarded as the father of existentialism. In this four-week course, we will undertake a rigorous introduction to Kierkegaard’s thought by focusing...

Thursday Jul 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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$315

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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

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Angela Davis and Prison Abolitionism

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Angela Y. Davis’ 2003 book, Are Prisons Obsolete?, is arguably the foundational text for the intellectual and political work being done by the prison abolitionist movement today. More broadly, Davis’ wide-ranging writing and political activism over the past five decades mark her as one of the most important contemporary intellectuals.In...

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$315

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Heidegger: Truth, Technology, and Poetry

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Sometime in the early 1930’s, Heidegger’s thought is supposed to have undergone a change. His philosophical project shifted from the “fundamental ontology” of his early work Being and Time—foundational to the development of wartime and post-war “existentialism”—to what he would come to describe as Seinsgeschichte—a “history...

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Infinity: History, Mathematics, Philosophy

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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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Deconstruction: Philosophy and Literary Theory

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What is Deconstruction? The critical term, coined by Jacques Derrida, is notoriously hard to define. Derrida himself insisted  that “deconstruction” is not a method of reading, nor an analytical approach, nor even stable in its own meaning. And yet, deconstruction became the cri de coeur of literary theory in the United States: to its proponents,...

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Plato’s Republic: Philosophy, Happiness

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Plato’s Republic: Philosophy, Happiness, and the Beautiful City If Plato is foundational to the history of Western thought, the Republic is foundational to Plato’s philosophy. By way of a twisting, turning conversation, the Republic unlocks the fields of political and moral philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and aesthetics, offering insight...

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Philosophy & the Critique of Reason

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The Counter-Enlightenment: Philosophy and the Critique of Reason Was there a counter-enlightenment? If so, when did it take place? In English the idea originated with Isaiah Berlin’s eponymous essay, widely promulgated by his many admiring followers. The usual story casts so-called counter-enlightenment figures—such as Giambattista Vico, Johann...

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