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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

Jeanne Proust's research focuses on Théodule Ribot’s Diseases of the Will, both in philosophical and psychological perspectives. While teaching at different universities here in New York, Jeanne is advocating for a widening of philosophical education beyond the academic frontiers.


Venue: Online

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