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Friedrich Nietzsche: Truth and Morality

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - New York Online, New York, New York 00000

Friedrich Nietzsche is among the most notorious and controversial thinkers in the western intellectual tradition. He aimed to philosophize “with a hammer,” to demolish the philosophical tradition founded by Socrates and Plato and slaughter its most sacred cows. Central to that tradition is the value placed on truth, reason, objectivity, and a moral...

Tuesday May 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

The Long Before the End Book Group

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

A unique learning experience with the goal of creating and supporting a community ready to embrace end of life with intelligence, warmth, and humor. The Long Before The End Book Group is a moderated discussion gathering where members explore death as the protagonist, minor actor, or overarching plotline in contemporary fictional narratives. We do...

Tuesday Jun 23rd, 6:30pm - 8pm

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Caring for your Newborn Grandchild

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

For Grandparents Only 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. One...

Tuesday Apr 7th, 10:30am - 12pm

$75
for 2 students

Heidegger: Being and Time

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - New York Online, New York, New York 00000

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...

Monday Apr 13th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 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 Apr 7th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Tarot Essentials: Unlocking Inner Wisdom

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

The tarot is a powerful symbolic system whose images express mystical ideas from the Platonic, Pythagorean, and Hermetic traditions. Once one grasps the tarot’s philosophy and structure, the cards can be used as an intuitive device to connect with one’s inner wisdom.  In this class we will study the symbolism of the tarot as its Italian Renaissance...

Wednesday May 13th, 6pm - 7:45pm

  (3 sessions)
$130

3 sessions

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Core Mat I - Early Bird Discount

at Power Pilates - Midtown East 920 3rd Ave 6th Fl, New York, New York 10022

The Core Mat I program is the foundation of the Power Pilates method. Each subsequent program builds upon the information learned during this course. During this weekend you will learn to teach the 18 beginner level mat exercises and be introduced to Power Pilates teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula.  Every student new to Power Pilates...

Friday May 15th, 4pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)
$600

3 sessions

Imagining the Indiv: Theology, Capitalism, Politics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Full Course Name: Imagining the Individual: Theology, Capitalism, Politics Individualism is a sacrosanct pillar of American society. Though frequently invoked to support positions associated with contemporary conservative politics—from “school choice” to opposition to universal healthcare and the embrace of private enterprise—individualism...

Tuesday May 12th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Prema Ayurvedic Yoga Training

at Prema Yoga Institute - Upper East Side 203 East 86th St, New York, New York 10028

Refine your yoga practice and teaching for private clients and therapeutic students to specifically improve mind/body imbalances. Use Ayurveda and yoga to apply the techniques of yoga in a precise and empowering way. Learn Personalized lifestyle choices and self-care to bolster your effectiveness in the healing arts, including: Your present Ayurvedic...

Friday May 29th, 6pm - 9pm

  (11 sessions)
$1,495

11 sessions

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Jacques Lacan: The Desire of the Other

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

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

Playing in the Tao

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 111 N. 12th St Brooklyn, New York, New York 11249

The Tao Te Ching is said to be one of the greatest wisdom books in all of recorded human history. Its philosophical moorings are unfettered by western religious and social notions like absolute good and evil, right and wrong, heaven and hell, etc.Featured throughout the Tao Te Ching the Taoist concepts of Yin and Yang, while appearing to be polarized...

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$20

Romance & Autonomy

at Think Olio

This Olio path aims to bring participants to an understanding of the nature and history of philosophy through debate and discussion. This month: Should we distrust love? Can love be considered a duty? What is true friendship? This Olio path aims to bring participants to an understanding of the nature and history of philosophy through debate and discussion,...

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$20

The Good, the Bad, and the Evil

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

The Good, the Bad, and the Evil: an Introduction to Moral Philosophy Why should we be good? What makes an action moral—and how can we know? If an act is moral here and now, is it necessarily moral there and then? Is goodness in some way connected to happiness? And, what constitutes a moral judgment—is it an exercise of reason, or merely an expression...

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$315

4 sessions

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...

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$315

4 sessions

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