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What is Neoliberalism?

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Murray Hill 275 Madison Ave St #2114, New York, New York 10016

Although long used in everything from policy discussion in international institutions to economic and business analysis to academic studies in politics, economics, and far beyond, the concept of “neoliberalism” has recently become a subject of extreme controversy. Some claim that no such thing exists—it’s merely an epithet containing no meaningful...

Monday Oct 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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Philosophical Intro to American Transcendentalism

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

Complete course title: Walden and Beyond: a Philosophical Introduction to American Transcendentalism What is transcendental about American Transcendentalism? A complex and multifarious movement, one whose concerns ranged from religion to literature to feminism to abolitionism, American Transcendentalism is mostly closely associated with the...

Wednesday Oct 16th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

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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)

5 sessions

An Introduction to Schopenhauer

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

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...

Monday Nov 18th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)

4 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)

11 sessions

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. 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 loneliness.” And, it is clear from medical research that loneliness...

Thursday Nov 14th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)

4 sessions

Let's Make Croissant-Doughnuts!

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

In this class, we'll demystify the wildly-successful pastry of a certain bakery!  You'll learn a multitude of skills, including: laminating dough, the key technique to creating croissants, danishes and puff pastry; deep frying, useful for any doughnut; and how to make pastry cream and chocolate ganache.  And at the end of our time together,...

Friday Oct 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Parenting Tune-Up

at NY Creative Arts Therapists - Williamsburg 190 N 10th St Ste 301, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Are you parenting as effectively as you know you can? Do you know what to do but you don’t actually do it? Are you giving too much negative attention to your child? Is your family stressed and burned out? Are you facing learning or behavior challenges with your child that make you feel alone? Life gets busy and it’s easy to stop doing the work...

Tuesday Oct 1st, 7:15pm - 8:45pm

  (6 sessions)

6 sessions

Permaculture for the Urban Garden

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Join for an evening of education and inspiration as we dive into the world of permaculture—a set of design principles centered around whole-systems thinking, utilizing natural ecosystems as a tool and roadmap. We will discuss permaculture principles and uses, and how to apply this design philosophy to urban spaces in NYC and around the world. Notes: ...

Thursday Oct 3rd, 6pm - 8pm

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 Sep 24th, 1:30pm - 3pm

The Fear of Leisure

at Think Olio - Greenpoint 113 Franklin St, Brooklyn, New York 11222

Laziness is what we call a thick concept in philosophy: both descriptive, and evaluative. When we call a person lazy, we are not merely trying to objectively pick out a factual behavior. We are judging and indeed, blaming that person's behavior. After exploring bits of history around the idea of laziness and its conceptual cousins like sloth, idleness,...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 7:30pm - 9pm

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...

Saturday Oct 12th, 10am - 5pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

Emotional-Release Therapy (ERT) for Self-Healing

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

Through years of painstaking research on consciousness and quantum physics, Fengyuan Bao, a leading Chinese scholar in emotional health, has combined Eastern philosophy and scientific evidence to answer the question: what is the connection between emotions and disease and how do we heal it? After much clinical practice, he has developed a Traditional...

Saturday Oct 5th, 10am - 5:30pm

  (2 sessions)

2 sessions

An Introduction to the Tarot

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 Nov 20th, 6pm - 7:45pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

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...

Tuesday Oct 8th, 10am - 2pm

  (3 sessions)

3 sessions

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