FOMO

Jeanne Proust at Online

Thu, Mar 26 at 7:30 p.m.   |   75 minutes   |   BYOB
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Here we are, all of us; confinement has suddenly become a quasi-universal condition. In these specific circumstances, do we still experience FOMO? In this online Olio, we'll try to identify the experience of FOMO, in a sociological approach to the phenomenon.


Here we are, all of us; confinement has suddenly become a quasi-universal condition. In these specific circumstances, do we still experience FOMO? Not so much, right? Precisely because FOMO requires, to a certain extent at least, envy in regard to experiences lived simultaneously by others. What are the various forms FOMO can take? What are the psychological mechanisms at play when we experience FOMO? In this online Olio, we'll try to identify the experience of FOMO, in a sociological approach to the phenomenon. We'll then try to determine its sources and amplifying factors, before exploring how certain philosophical conceptions of desire and free will can help us understand, and potentially reduce the hold this painful feeling has over our lives.
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.


Add to Calendar March 26, 20207:30 p.m. March 26, 2020 America/New_York Think Olio | FOMO Here we are, all of us; confinement has suddenly become a quasi-universal condition. In these specific circumstances, do we still experience FOMO? In this online Olio, we'll try to identify the experience of FOMO, in a sociological approach to the phenomenon. Online

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