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at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture - Park Slope
53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York 11215

A colloquy is an interactive dialog, in which all who are present are invited to participate.  Topic and facilitator to be named later.  February theme: Persistence.  What does it mean to be a person of persistence?  What does it mean to be a community of persistence?


Sunday Feb 25th, 11am

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...

Wednesday Feb 7th, 6:30pm

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Break On Through: The Dynamics of Mysticism

at Think Olio - Park Slope
139 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Mysticism. Mystery. Myth. All these words share a common etymological root, the ancient Greek myein, “to close, to shut, to hide.” Unfortunately, the veiled nature of the mystic leads us to exoticise an entire field of human endeavor, and in so doing cut ourselves off from one of the most generative and life giving sources available to us- the...


4 sessions

Monday Feb 12th, 7pm

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

Kant’s Critique of Judgment: Art and Aesthetics

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Brooklyn
558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Kant’s aesthetic theory, expounded in the Critique of the Power of Judgment, was the capstone on his “critical” philosophy—it was intended to give completeness to his system as a whole. In particular, he believed that, through the very experience of beauty, we can begin to see nature itself as harmonized with human freedom and our...


4 sessions

Wednesday Feb 28th, 6:30pm

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

The School of Making Thinking: On Walking

at Abrons Arts Center - Lower East Side
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002

THE SCHOOL OF MAKING THINKING: On Walking: Ambulatory Poetics, Performance, and Philosophy The School of Making Thinking is an artist/thinker residency program, an experimental college and a nomadic investigation in intentional living. The mission is to create a unique environment where participants are able to develop a creative practice that challenges...


9 sessions

Tuesday Feb 20th, 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 Jan 28th, 10:30am

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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 of...


6 sessions

Tuesday Jan 30th, 7:15pm

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The Encyclopedia from Babylon to Google

at The New School - Manhattan

In The City of God, Saint Augustine confronts a central problem: How did evil come into the world if human beings were created good? Through our study of the ethical universe of literary texts, we engage with questions essential to humanity, including the nature of human beings, the basis for moral conventions, individual and collective responsibility,...


17 sessions

Monday Jan 22nd, 6pm

Race, Class and Education

at The New School - Manhattan

This course is designed to provide students interested in Education with a multi-faceted perspective of the issues prevalent affecting students and their families. As a primary place of establishing one’s understanding of societal norms, school is among the most powerful institutions in American culture. Among its many functions, School has played...


16 sessions

Wednesday Jan 24th, 6pm

Natural / Organic Beekeeping – Winter Weekend Workshop

at HoneybeeLives - Boerum Hill
388 Atlantic Ave, New York, New York 11217

This two-day class will introduce students to Natural/Organic Beekeeping with a Biodynamic influence. You will come away with the knowledge, as well as the inspiration to nurture your honeybees and respect these hardworking, gentle creatures who live in complex and beautiful communities.  Intro to Organic Beekeeping: Planning a New Hive for Spring...


2 sessions

Saturday Feb 3rd, 10am

One Day Intensive Childbirth Education

at Birth Day Presence - Park Slope
182 8th Ave Parlor Fl, Brooklyn, New York 11215

Birth Day Presence childbirth preparation classes are well rounded and accessible. As doulas and childbirth educators, we have assisted thousands of expectant parents through a wide range of birth choices and experiences. We welcome all types of families and individuals. The same material covered in our regular weekday and weekend intensive series,...

History Series: Ancient Egypt - History & Legacy

at Queensborough Community College - Bayside
222-05 56th Ave, Bayside, New York 11364

Ancient Egypt has been a focus of awe and fascination for thousands of years. Egypt has always exerted a powerful allure in popular and high culture. The Egyptians have influenced civilization in art, architecture, religion, philosophy, literature, travel, science, even the movies. We are lucky in New York City to have two great collections of Egyptian...


2 sessions

Thursday Mar 15th, 7:30pm

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