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Past, Present, & Infinity: The Decay of 2019

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 1582 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11213

Come celebrate the end of 2019 Olio-style as we unleash three seemingly random topics from Blade Runner to the Civil War to our perception of time. Replicants and Rococo: Blade Runner and Antoine Watteau Taught by Ted Barrow This mini-Olio will explore the shared themes of identity performance and deconstructed histories in the classic Ridley Scott...

Wednesday Dec 18th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Transforming Police into Jedi Peacebuilders

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

This Olio will focus on professor Brad Heckman's work with the NYPD to imbue police officers with skills to de-escalate conflict and build trust with civilians during our divided times -- in the wake of countless tragic incidents between cops and civilians and against the backdrop of Black Lives Matter. ​We'll focus on the question:  How do...

Wednesday Dec 18th, 7:30pm - 9pm

The Art of Dying, The Act of Grieving

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Where did death go? For most of our history, death demanded constant intimacy with life, obligating the living to tend to it, practice for it, and most importantly, know it. A constant harbinger, death also presented itself as a most exciting opportunity. For death, it was once believed, offered human beings their greatest stage for self-making....

Thursday Dec 19th, 7:30pm - 9pm

The Gorgeous Mess that is the American Christmas Media

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The Gorgeous Mess that is the American Christmas Media Experience Have you ever seen the Radio City Christmas Show with the Rockettes? Actual SHOWGIRLS?!?? It is deeply insane. Watch clips from the show with us on a projector in a cozy living room and follow us down the rabbit hole, discussing how it encapsulates all of America in a deeply paradoxical...

Friday Dec 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Utopia

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Why does the future look so bleak? And what does that have to do with the state of our individual and collective mental health? Much of the dialogue in this Olio will be about our own state of mental and emotional affairs. History is a collection of traumatic events that have been scripted in human blood and mortality and we have all been dropped...

Sunday Dec 29th, 3pm - 4:30pm

Decolonizing the Human Heart & Mind

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Much of what we know in today's American Culture, and how we have come to know it has been shaped by European colonization and western imperialism. How do we dismantle harmful systems of oppression rooted in the exploitation of the “other”? This Olio two-part series traces historical events that created the foundation for an exploitative, unjust...

Tuesday Jan 21st, 7:30pm - 9pm

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$35

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Eastern Philosophy and Relationships

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Eastern Philosophy and Relationships: The Interplay of Yin & Yang Any and all kinds of relationships often call for us to go to hell and back in order to sustain them “successfully”. Whether its business, romantic, family, or a variety of social relationships, dealing with people seems to have become harder and harder in this age of social...

Friday Feb 14th, 7pm - 8:30pm

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The Meta-Olio Party | Why Philosophy?

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 1582 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11213

Public philosophy seems to be quite fashionable lately. In this mise en abyme or meta-Olio, we will discuss together the challenges that such an activity faces. What forms does this supposed democratic demand or interest for philosophical questions take? Which parts of the “general public” are really seeking philosophy? When the instructor...

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$20

Yin-Yang, Stress, & the Western Mind

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

Anxiety and stress ​in modern life​ seem to just be a part of the deal​​. Whether its business, romantic, family, or social relationships, navigating your self-identity on social media, hearing about the unchecked political corruption and corporate greed on the news, or the myriad of personal issues or global crisis’ were faced to deal with​...

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$20

Carl Jung and the Creative Subconscious

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

Rolling in the Deep: Carl Jung and the Creative Subconscious A motion and a spirit, that impels All thinking things, all objects of thought And rolls through all things. -William Wordsworth “Lines Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey” Deep inside each of us is a box of monsters and stars called the subconscious. The seminal pioneer of the...

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$20

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,...

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$15

Everyday Meditations

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

“Say to yourself first thing in the morning: today I shall meet people who are meddling, ungrateful, aggressive, treacherous, malicious, unsocial. I cannot be harmed by any of them.” We can choose the way we live. Meditations, by stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius is a journal of observations and life instructions to himself that pierces through...

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$15

Anti-Education

at Think Olio - Greenwich Village 828 Broadway, New York, New York 10003

What are the goals of a contemporary university education? In which ways are these goals being fulfilled or unfulfilled?  These questions form a guiding thread throughout the intellectual career of the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.  From announcing the “death of God” to the “arrival of the most unwelcome guest, nihilism,” the...

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$20

Undoing Heterosexuality

at Think Olio - Crown Heights 650 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Heterosexuality is both pervasive and normative, yet, ironically quite elusive and under-researched in psychology. Historically, psychological research has assumed that heterosexuality was a ‘given’ and ‘normal’, and focused its work on sexualities that sit outside this supposed norm. In this Olio, we'll work to dislodge heterosexuality’s...

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$15

Spiritual Misfits

at Think Olio - Williamsburg 614 Lorimer St, Brooklyn, New York 11211

Before Awakening as Shakyamuni Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama was a Misfit Seeker (Shramana, Śramaṇa), one of many in a massive countercultural spiritual revolution that gave birth to religions such as Buddhism and Jainism and transformed Hinduism.  During this period, what the German philosopher Karl Jaspers aptly dubbed the Axial Age, there...

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