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Socrates

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Lower East Side
178 Stanton St, New York, New York 10002

The trial, conviction, and execution of Socrates on the vote of the Athenian democracy is a founding myth in the history of Western philosophy. And yet very little is known with certainty about the historical Socrates, who himself wrote nothing, but whose way of life, as accounted by Plato (and others) has become a powerful and enduring paradigm of...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 4th, 6:30pm

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Soviet Life: Communism, Transformation, and Reflection

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

017 marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution and the origin of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. What can we learn today from the twentieth century’s great experiment in “Actually Existing Socialism”? And how does the Soviet experience speak to current questions of social and political theory generated by its supposed conquerors,...

$315

5 sessions

Monday Apr 3rd, 6:30pm

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Dante: The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Dante’s Divine Comedy follows the journey of the poet through hell, purgatory, and paradise. This epic Italian poem, composed between 1308 and 1321, is an allegory for the movement of the soul toward God. But it is also a multifaceted exploration of ethics, metaphysics, politics, love, order, chaos, poetic form, and the Classical literary tradition. ...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 11th, 6:30pm

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The Divine Comedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Prospect Heights
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Dante’s Divine Comedy follows the journey of the poet through hell, purgatory, and paradise. This epic Italian poem, composed between 1308 and 1321, is an allegory for the movement of the soul toward God. But it is also a multifaceted exploration of ethics, metaphysics, politics, love, order, chaos, poetic form, and the Classical literary...

$315

4 sessions

Tuesday Apr 11th, 6:30pm

(3)

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Empire, Nation-State, Caliphate: The Modern Middle East

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

The transition from empire to nation-state was among the most consequential developments to shape the Middle East over the last hundred years. Beginning with the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire at the close of WWI, the post-war international order invalidated heterogeneous forms of political organization in favor of the nation-state. It was a...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Apr 6th, 6:30pm

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God or Nature: Spinoza’s Ethics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Union Square
15 W 16th St, New York, New York 10011

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’...

$315

4 sessions

Thursday Apr 6th, 6:30pm

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Talkpower: Panic Clinic For Public Speaking

at Talkpower Inc. - Murray Hill
333 E 23rd St, New York, New York 10010

This program has been customized for people who avoid speaking before groups, or participating at meetings, conferences, in classrooms, etc., because of rapid heartbeat, thought-blocking, unbearable anxiety, dread, trembling, shame, panic reaction, breathing difficulty (hyperventilation), or other effects of loss of physical and mental control. You...

$995

2 sessions

Saturday May 20th, 10am

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Australian Politics 101

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

Can you name the Prime Minister of Australia? With a big election looming in 2016, there may soon be a new one. Do you know who gave the famous “Misogyny Speech” in Parliament? If you don’t, you’re missing out, because Australian politics is not your mid-day C-SPAN stuff. This class will give you an overview of the structure, major personalities,...

$10
No Upcoming Schedules
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Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable:Engage Politics Process

at Pioneer Works - Red Hook
159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Full Course Name: Pedagogy for Dissent Roundtable: Engaging the Political Process A how-to and critique of techniques and tactics for political activism, direct action, and dissent taught through radical and experimental documentary screenings and roundtable discussions with media makers, theorists, thinkers and activists.  Pedagogy for...

Free
No Upcoming Schedules
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Privacy and the Profit Motive

at Think Olio - Union Square
828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

The average American living in the digital age willingly hands over dozens of snippets of very personal information to a host of strangers on a daily basis. Sometimes knowingly, but more oftentimes not. Those snippets are then recorded, reconfigured, and redistributed in ways that few people really understand. The United States presently has the weakest...

$20
No Upcoming Schedules
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1099ing it: How the Gig-Economy Ate the American Dream

at Think Olio - Gowanus
68 3rd St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

This talk examines the current state of employment in the US and the rise of the new economic world order. When 40% of the American work force are independent contractors and many people have steady jobs but with no benefits, it not hard to see how the US employment landscape has changed significantly. The last 40 years of American economic “progress”...

$14
No Upcoming Schedules
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Radical Politics: Then and Now and Then Again

at Think Olio - Bushwick
770 Hart St., New York, New York 11237

While politics has its roots in the Ancient World, radical politics, Left and Right, are a product of the pre-modern and modern eras. This discussion will cover both the movements and individuals that created the present political landscape. The modern political era began with the French Revolution and is currently facing a resurgence of retrograde...

Free
No Upcoming Schedules
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The American Political Tradition

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Greenwich Village
248 Mercer St, New York, New York 10012

The American Political Tradition: Parties, Policies, and People Despite the outsize global media attention paid to American politics and elections in particular, the unique characteristics of American government and political culture remain something of a footnote within political theory and philosophy. Apart from the work of liberal theorist John...

$315

4 sessions

No Upcoming Schedules
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Linguistic Prejudice: Media, Politics

at Think Olio - Manhattan
611 BROADWAY, Suite 900, New York, New York 10012

How did SNL portray the interpreter for the deaf after Hurricane Sandy? What do "tooken" and "Liam Neesons" have to do with African American Speech? What was really going on with Sarah Palin's talk that seemingly went nowhere. Why is Trump so damn popular? While many overt forms of racism, classism, misogyny and ableism have been identified and...

$20
No Upcoming Schedules
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Liberalism and the Good Life

at Think Olio - Ridgewood
56-06 Cooper Ave, New York, New York 11385

The earmark of liberalism, or liberal political theory, is that some conception of liberty has priority as a political value (say, over equality). Some liberal political theories, or liberalisms, are founded upon ethical theories or theories of the good life that are, in democratic societies where persons need not agree on moral or religious issues,...

$10
No Upcoming Schedules
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