Love & Friendship

Jeanne Proust in Prospect Heights

Wed, Feb 5 at 7:30 p.m.   |   90   |   BYOB
Paths: Revisiting the same theme with a professor on a recurring basis. But each session comes at the idea from a new angle and stands alone.

This Olio path aims to bring participants to an understanding of the nature and history of philosophy through debate and discussion. This month: Should we distrust love? Can love be considered a duty? What is true friendship?

This Olio path aims to bring participants to an understanding of the nature and history of philosophy through debate and discussion, but also upon close reading and analysis of canonical texts. We will explore various branches of the 'queen of all disciplines' (metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of language, philosophy of religion), as well as various topics and fundamental questions that have been raised since the birth of philosophy. For each topic, we will consider positions of major philosophers such as Plato, Descartes, or Kant, to name only a few of the greatest authors of the continental tradition that will be studied. One of the main goals of these monthly gatherings will be the translation of philosophical jargon into accessible materials for reflection. Each session will last approximately 2 hours -- alternating small group discussions, general ideas about the topics at hand, and sharing comments on excerpts that will be submitted in advance to all participants. ------ This month we dive into these questions regarding love: Should we distrust love? Can love be considered a duty? What is true friendship?
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:

Hosted at a member's living room in Prospect Heights. Address will be sent upon RSVP.


Add to Calendar Feb. 5, 20207:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 2020 America/New_York Think Olio | Love & Friendship This Olio path aims to bring participants to an understanding of the nature and history of philosophy through debate and discussion. This month: Should we distrust love? Can love be considered a duty? What is true friendship? Lira Skenderi

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