Olio Breakfast Club | Death & Bagels on a Sunday Morning

Jeanne Proust at Greenberg's Bagels @ North 3rd St. Market

Sun, Apr 7 at 10:30 a.m.   |   90 minutes

Think Olio x Greenberg's Bagels team up to bring you a boozy breakfast club where we'll discuss death on a Sunday morning. Philosopher, Jeanne Proust will lead the discussion and bagels, coffee and mimosas are included in your ticket.


"Say what we will, death is the best thing nature has found to please everyone. With each of us, everything vanishes, everything stops forever. What an advantage, what an abuse! Without the least effort on our part, we own the universe, we drag it into our own disappearance". Cioran, The Trouble with Being Born

We’re all gonna die, no question about that. But hold on! What does it mean to say that a person dies? Can we even describe what death is? Where does our fear of death stem from? Would immortality even be desirable…? Should our awareness about the fact that we will die affect our lives, and if so, in what ways? We'll explore some arguments about the supposed "negatives of death" around philosophers like Epicurus, but also novelists like Tolstoy. And if Montaigne was right when he said that "Philosophizing is learning how to die", then let's try to do just that together!

**Complimentary Everything (dies) Bagels, coffee, and mimosas brought to you by Greenberg's Bagel.**
Teacher: Jeanne Proust

After studying in Bordeaux, Berlin, and Paris, Jeanne Proust has been teaching Philosophy, Art History and French Literature for the last 10 years in the US. her research has focused on the pathologies of the willpower, both in philosophical and psychological perspectives, but her interests are wide: among many fields, she does research in Ethics, Philosophy of Technologies and Aesthetics.


Venue: Greenberg's Bagels @ North 3rd St. Market
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