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Philosophy and the Scientific Revolution

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown
247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Long before the development of modern academic and scientific disciplines, the early modern scientific revolution was exemplified by “natural philosophers”—polymaths like Rene Descartes, Isaac Newton, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Hobbes who saw no clear distinction between philosophical, scientific, social, and other forms of inquiry. The scientific...


4 sessions

Thursday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

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Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy
30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

It is difficult to imagine a more ambitious or even hubristic philosophy than that of G.W.F. Hegel.  Filled with the revolutionary fervor of the turn of the 19th century, Hegel no doubt viewed himself as the messianic figure that he, along with Schelling and Hölderlin, had prophesied earlier while seminarians and roommates at the Tübinger Stift....


4 sessions

Monday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm

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Happier Hour: Philosophy To Make Your Life Suck Less

at Caveat - Lower East Side
21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Philosophy means a “love of wisdom,” but what can wisdom teach us about l-o-v-e? Come find out with our stellar  line-up of philosophers and philosopher-ish folk as they share how some of humanity’s greatest ideas can help make us… dare we say it… a little happier.* After a smashing inaugural event last month, The Happier Hour returns...

Thursday Apr 5th, 6:30pm

Dead Set on Living

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

Dead Set on Living: Making the Difficult but Beautiful Journey from F#*king Up to Waking Up Chris Grosso invites us to sit in on conversations with beloved luminaries and best-selling authors such as Ram Dass, Lissa Rankin, Noah Levine, Gabor Maté, and Sharon Salzberg to discover why people return to self-defeating behaviors—drugs, alcohol, unhealthy...

Friday Apr 6th, 7pm

Living a Luminous Life

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

We are all aware of the impact of sunlight on plant growth and development, but few of us know that a plant actually “sees” where light is emanating from and positions itself to be in optimal alignment with light. This phenomenon is not just occurring in the plant kingdom—humans are also fundamentally directed by light, the same light that spiritual...

Friday Apr 27th, 7pm

Working with the Taoist Philosophy of the Five Elements

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

Full Course Name: A Life In Balance: Working with the Taoist Philosophy of the Five Elements The five elements are the basis for many Taoist longevity practices that emphasize harmony and balance. The original Taoist sages who developed them were among the first internal “ecologists,” experimenting with how the different energies of the elements...

Friday Jun 8th, 7pm

Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose

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

Join us in this day-long adventure to discover what makes life meaningful and how we can create a deeper and clearer connection to our personal calling in life. Mark Thurston will take us through a series of practical exercises based on his book Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose, including a five-step process for creating and applying a personal...

Sunday Apr 22nd, 10am

Chasing Consciousness: Cylons and T2’s and the Borg

at Caveat - Lower East Side
21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Chasing Consciousness: Cylons and T2’s and the Borg – Oh My! This month: Cylons and T2's and the Borg - Oh My!: The Danger and Potential of Artificial Life and Intelligence Since the publication of Frankenstein in 1818, the idea of the artificial creation of life and intelligence has been considered the ultimate in "what humans are not meant...

Monday Mar 19th, 5:30pm

Pass the Flamingo LIVE: The Cuisine of Ancient Greece

at Caveat - Lower East Side
21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

The Ancient Greeks have had a pretty formidable influence on the modern Western world. We're surrounded by references to their government, art, literature, mythology…but what about their food? After a long day of writing philosophy or besieging Troy, what kind of meal would an Ancient Spartan or Athenian enjoy? Fortunately for us, the Greeks...

Wednesday Mar 21st, 7pm

4 Week Basic Makeup Course

at Chic Studios - School of Makeup - Financial District
139 Fulton St Ste #600, New York, New York 10038

Basic Makeup 101 Workshop is designed as an introduction for those who have desire to learn about makeup but are not ready to commit to a professional training program. This workshop starts with the basics, and quickly moves into techniques that are required for the fashion, cosmetics, runway, television and music videos industries. Over this 4 week...


4 sessions

Sunday Apr 1st, 10:30am

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...

Saturday Mar 24th, 11am

Exploring Careers

at Bronx Community College - University Heights
2155 University Ave, Bronx, New York 10453

Students will be exposed to topics on the career ladder. The relationship of personal interests, values, abilities, and life style preferences to career decision-making, work stereotypes and barriers; an assessment of interest, values and abilities as well as how to interpret such assessments; the philosophy of work and the meaning of "career," the...


3 sessions

Saturday Apr 21st, 10am

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 integrate...


2 sessions

Saturday Apr 14th, 10am

An Introduction to the Tarot

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

The Tarot, ostensibly a deck of decorated cards, is in fact a symbolic system whose images express Pythagorean, Platonic and Hermetic mystical ideas. 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...


3 sessions

Wednesday May 9th, 6pm

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 school 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 school teaching tools, philosophy, and teaching formula. Every student new to school must start with Core...


3 sessions

Monday Apr 16th, 10am