This is a supplemental episode of our podcast series as well as the final episode of our “first season”! In this episode – actually recorded several months ago – Michael and I (Ajay) engage in a somewhat freewheeling discussion of several issues raised in our previous podcast, particularly questions raised by philosophical naturalism and “scientism.” →
This is a supplemental episode of our podcast series. In this episode of the Podcast for Social Research, Michael, Christine, and I (Ajay) sit down with Professor David Albert of Columbia University to discuss quantum physics, the history of 20th and 21st century physics, the philosophy of science, and a host of related issues, including →
We are proud to announce the first in a series of courses presented in a partnership between the Center for Jewish History and the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, as part of a shared mission to promote open, rigorous, and critical academic study for the general public.
(Wednesdays 7-9pm, June 13, 2012) At Singularity&Co’s beautiful new bookstore and event space at 18 Bridge St. in Dumbo. Cocktail hours to be held in space and at local pubs. More soon! Enrollment is limited and includes all course readings! Additionally, registration comes with a complimentary copy of Eraserhead by David Lynch.
(Tuesdays, 7-9pm, June 12, 2012) at Building on Bond Enrollment is limited and includes a free copy of Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams!
This is the fifth episode of our podcast series, “The Podcast for Social Research.” We change up the format a bit this time around and begin with Abby interviewing Gideon Lewis-Kraus about his new book, A Sense of Direction: Pilgrimage for the Restless and the Hopeful. About a month later, Christine, Michael, Abby and I (Ajay) →
This is the fourth episode of our podcast series, “The Podcast for Social Research.”In this episode I (Ajay) fail to get the show edited and annotated in a timely fashion, we fail to come to an agreement on how to proceed in philosophical discourse, and we quarrel with unexpected passion about Downton Abbey. We never →
(Tuesdays, 7-9pm, April 10, 2012) If you want to understand and critically engage with life in twenty-first century New York, there is no better place to begin than with Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, the sprawling, ambitious, unparalleled examination of “Paris, Capital of the Nineteenth Century.” Spaces are limited! Enroll today and and get a free copy →
(Mondays, 7-9pm, starting April 9, 2012, 6 weeks) A class for people who love or fear (or both) their iPad/Kindle/Twitter/Facebook/etc. Readings in the literature and philosophy of communication technology, from Charles Dickens and Henry James to Michel Foucault and Terry Gilliam. Spaces are limited! Everyone who enrolls before the 4/5 gets a free copy of →
This is the third episode of our podcast series, “The Podcast for Social Research.” This week we talk a bit about our first class, a bit more about Kamila Shamsie’s essay “The Storytellers of Empire,” and quite a lot about Evgeny Morozov’s essay “The Death of the Cyberflaneur,” Walter Benjamin, the Internet, subjectivity and a heck →