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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...

Sunday Mar 8th, 2pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Jacques Lacan: The Desire of the Other

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

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Philosophy of Fashion

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

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 Mar 31st, 6:30pm - 8pm

Organic Gardening Basics

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Explore the philosophy and history of the organic method, the biological principles upon which it is based, and the practical techniques used to implement it. This course will cover a broad number of topics including how to build and maintain soil health, encourage biodiversity, use resources such as water and energy responsibly, and avoid using chemicals....

Wednesday Mar 4th, 11am - 1:40pm

  (3 sessions)
$255

3 sessions

China in the Modern World

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

China’s 2025 technology program and One Belt, One Road initiative underscores her ambitions for hegemony.  Yet, as China takes its place in the modern world, it faces immense difficulties: a growing inequality gap, widespread corruption and rampant pollution, all of which provoke mounting calls for political reform. The presentation will...

Wednesday Feb 26th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (6 sessions)
$270

6 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.

Monday Apr 20th, 6:30pm - 8pm

  (2 sessions)
$40

2 sessions

Social Responsibility and the Apparel Industry I

at Fashion Institute of Technology - Chelsea 227 W 27th St, New York, New York 10001

This course is an introduction to social responsibility and its relationship to environmental responsibility, sustainability, transparency, accountability and human rights.  Explore the challenges, risks, and successes of company corporate social responsibility departments and the key stakeholders for responsible manufacturing. Learn how to...

Saturday Feb 29th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)
$240

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...

Thursday Feb 20th, 1:30pm - 3pm

The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke

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

To mark the centennial of the start of the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of creativity that transformed African-American arts and culture in the 1920s and '30s, Jeffrey C. Stewart discusses The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Alain LeRoy Locke (1885-1954). Known as the "father" of the Harlem Renaissance,...

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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 Mar 13th, 4pm - 8pm

  (3 sessions)
$650

3 sessions

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God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics

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

In the Latin edition of Baruch Spinoza’s magnum opus, the Ethics, he writes, “That eternal and infinite being we call God, or Nature, acts from the same necessity from which he exists.” This formula – Deus sive Natura, God or Nature – is the cornerstone of a radical new philosophy that Spinoza fashioned in the wake of Descartes’ mind-body...

Tuesday Mar 3rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Before Hegel: Origins of German Idealism

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

German Idealism was one of the most fruitful, prolific and influential periods in the history of western philosophy, the rival of Athens in the 4th century BC. Driven by a group of young intellectuals—philosophers, theologians, poets—inspired by both the political revolution in France and the philosophical revolution of Kant’s “transcendental...

Wednesday Mar 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

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 Mar 4th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$100

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 Mar 4th, 7:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$80

4 sessions

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