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Jeanne Proust at Online

Tue, Apr 14 at 7 p.m.   |   75 minutes
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What is it to have a home? Homebirds, homebodies, homelovings: what are the benefits of a stay-at-home life? Mona Chollet takes us on a journey about how time and space have been transfigured, even disfigured, in today's ultra-productive society.

In this online Olio, we'll be discussing what it means to be at home. As our guide, we'll use the essay "Chez soi" by Mona Chollet. No need to read the essay beforehand (mostly because it's in French).

What is it to have a home? Homebirds, homebodies, home-loving: what are the benefits of a stay-at-home life? Mona Chollet takes us on a journey about how time and space have been transfigured, even disfigured, in today's ultra-productive society, while promoting an intimate Art de Vivre (art of living) within the comfort of our own home, when we are lucky enough to have one.
 
We'll examine, from a philosophical lense, how the circumstances of today, with lockdown restrictions, might be shifting our concept of home.
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: Online

Zoom link will be sent upon signup.


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