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Introduction to Bataille: Eroticism, Economy, Excess

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

Pornographer, philosopher, cultural critic—this course will survey the work of French thinker George Bataille. Writing in the middle of the 20th century, amidst fascist violence, Bataille’s work forcefully examines the political questions of his day, focusing on religion, eroticism, economy, and art. What is the relationship between economy and...

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

I Think Therefore I Am: Descartes and Modern Philosophy

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

Universally acknowledged as the father of modern philosophy, Descartes’ published his Meditations on First Philosophy in 1641 with revolutionary intent. Attempting to overthrow the entrenched Christian Scholasticism of the Medieval Schools, Descartes boasted that the special topics of God and the human soul—the principal subject matters...

Monday Jul 8th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Kant’s Critical Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Financial District 75 Broad St, New York, New York 10004

Art was anything but peripheral to Kant’s philosophical project. In judging a thing to be beautiful, Kant maintained, we bridge “the great gulf” of nature and human freedom, and prepare ourselves to “love something, even nature, without interest”—that is, exercise moral judgment. Immensely influential in its time, the so-called “third...

Wednesday Jul 10th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

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Vedantic View of Western Philosophy

at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center - Chelsea 243 W 24th St, New York, New York 10011

Explore the nature of reality and the relationship between the individual and the world from both Eastern and Western perspectives, based on Swami Sivananda’s book Essays in Philosophy.

Saturday Aug 10th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Somatic Techniques to Improve Your Inner Life

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

Discover how empowering self-relating’s somatic techniques can improve your inner life. Caryn has developed ten self-relating principles to resolve unconscious inner conflicts, inhibitions, shame, and trauma. This approach harnesses neuroscience, somatic awareness, heart chakra presence, internal/external movement, and embodied techniques. Through...

Wednesday Sep 25th, 8pm - 10pm

  (5 sessions)
$170

5 sessions

Music of the 1920’s: The Anything Goes Decade

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

The decade of the 1920’s was a period of dazzling creativity in Europe and America. “New” was the thing in music, literature, painting, poetry. Artists of all disciplines intermingled and influenced each other. Young composers and musicians took center stage: Les Six in Paris; Gershwin, Copland and Armstrong in America; Weill, Brecht and Hindemith...

Monday Oct 7th, 7:15pm - 9:05pm

  (11 sessions)
$365

11 sessions

Boost Your Mood

at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center - Chelsea 243 W 24th St, New York, New York 10011

Balance your mood and boost your morale with the help of practical tips and yogic philosophy for mood elevation and regaining purpose, perspective, and more peace in your work, relationships, and recreation.

Tuesday Jul 9th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (2 sessions)
$40

2 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 Jun 25th, 1:30pm - 3pm

How Women and Men Can Evolve Together

at Lighthouse Workshops New York - Chelsea 146 W 29th St Suite 8W, New York, New York 10011

Women and Men possess unique attributes than can complement each other to create something divine when combined consciously and harmoniously. When we can consciously connect and listen to each other, difficult situations can transform powerfully and quickly. In today’s world, there is often an underlying distrust and judgment between men and women....

Saturday Jul 13th, 10:45am - 1:45pm

Core Mat I - Regular

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 Jul 12th, 4pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)
$600

3 sessions

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 Sep 10th, 10:30am - 12pm

Sprats & Symposia: The Cuisine of the Ancient Greeks

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

We’ve all heard about the Ancient Greeks. Their influence on the modern Western world is formidable; we are surrounded by references to Greek government, art, literature, mythology, philosophy, science… Yet for all our celebration of the Greeks and their achievements, there is one aspect of their culture that rarely gets mentioned in modern times:...

Wednesday Jul 31st, 8:30pm - 10pm

Shorinji Kempo for Adults

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side 64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$150

4 sessions

Shorinji Kempo for Students (under 21 years old)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side 64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$80

4 sessions

Shorinji Kempo for Students (21 years old and above)

at Shorinji Kempo NYC - Lower East Side 64 E 4th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10003

You will learn the Shorinji Kempo techniques that are rationally designed to exploit the principles of body mechanics, physiology, and psychology so that anyone can do them. Shorinji Kempo is a method of self-defense that anyone, regardless of gender or age, can learn. The syllabus of Shorinji Kempo is divided into two main parts: Goho (hard system)...

Wednesday Jul 3rd, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

4 sessions

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