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. During her PhD (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), 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.

While teaching at different universities in New York, Jeanne is advocating for a widening of philosophical education beyond the Academia frontiers by participating in different events open to the general public; she taught philosophy at Rikers Island as a volunteer and at the NYPL night of Philosophy. Jeanne Proust also holds a degree in Visual Arts; she collaborates with artists on her photography, drawing and painting works.


Past Olios with Jeanne Proust


The Good Life? An 8-week Journey

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Oct. 20, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Am I Normal?

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Sept. 24, 2020, 8 p.m.

Cancel Culture

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Aug. 9, 2020, 2 p.m.

Truth & Certainty

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

July 16, 2020, 8 p.m.

Internet Omnipresence & Critical Thinking

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

June 22, 2020, 8 p.m.

Philosophers & Pornography

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

May 14, 2020, 8 p.m.

​Pornography & Prostitution: Philosophers Facing the Sex Industry

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

May 7, 2020, 8 p.m.

At Home

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

April 14, 2020, 7 p.m.

FOMO

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

March 26, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Freedom & Romance

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

March 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Love & Friendship

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Feb. 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Social Contracts

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Jan. 15, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Time

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Jan. 10, 2020, 7 p.m.

Time

Venue: None

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Jan. 10, 2020, 7:30 p.m.

Public Philosophy: How, Why, and for Whom?

Venue: Living Room

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Dec. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Buying and Purchasing Sex: The Philosophy of Prostitution

Venue: Living Room

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Nov. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

*Sold Out* The Fear of Leisure

Venue: Threes Brewing // Greenpoint

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Oct. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Philosophy Club | "God is Dead"

Venue: Living Room

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Aug. 21, 2019, 8 p.m.

The Tyranny of Happy: On Contemporary Over-Performance

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Aug. 15, 2019, 7 p.m.

OlioHouse | Words, Labels, & Power

Venue: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

June 8, 2019, 2 p.m.

Composing Beauty: Mapplethorpe’s Quest for Perfection

Venue: BAM Fisher

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

May 29, 2019, 7 p.m.

The Ethics of Lying

Venue: Nowadays

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

May 21, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Desire

Venue: Berg'n

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

April 24, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Olio Breakfast Club | Death & Bagels on a Sunday Morning

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

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

April 7, 2019, 10:30 a.m.

OlioHouse Weekend | Desire & Free Will

Venue: OlioHouse | Wassaic, NY

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

March 16, 2019, noon

Philosophy Club | What Can't we Say?

Venue: Living Room

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

March 13, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Friendship Over Romance

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Feb. 15, 2019, 7 p.m.

* Sold out* Living Room Salon | Our Struggle with Free Will

Venue: Living Room

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Jan. 22, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

What We Call Evil

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Nov. 2, 2018, 7 p.m.

Communities and Their Pitfalls

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Oct. 12, 2018, 7 p.m.

Olio Series | The New Deadly Sins

Venue: Nowadays

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Oct. 9, 2018, 7 p.m.

Immoral Art?

Venue: Mathew Gallery

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

July 22, 2018, 3 p.m.

Happiness?

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

May 25, 2018, 7 p.m.

The Problem of Evil

Venue: Nowadays

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

April 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Questioning the Origins of Sexual Desire

Venue: Strand Bookstore

Teacher: Jeanne Proust

Feb. 23, 2018, 7 p.m.


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