Special Events – Current Offerings

 

 

ECONOMICS WORKSHOP Rent: It's Not What You Think It Is - May 31, 2015

THE GREAT ESCAPE: A DAY WITH PLATO - June 7, 2015

SPRING SPECIAL EVENT:  Singing With Spirit - June 20, 2015

 


All are welcome to attend the School’s special events program, which draws from a broad spectrum of disciplines in the arts and sciences. The programs are organized and presented by senior students in the School who speak from direct experience in seeking to make philosophy practical within their chosen field.

Each event offers good food for the mind, body and spirit and is open to school members, their family, friends, colleagues as well as the general public.

 

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ECONOMICS WORKSHOP
Rent: It's Not What You Think It Is

with Mr. Christopher Wood


Rent…We all know and use the word, but it's not what we think it is. So, just what do we mean when we use it?

There are several kinds of rent: contract rent, economic rent and scarcity rent. How do they arise and who is entitled to them? Indeed, the term 'rent seeking' is now in more common use. To what kind of activity does that term refer and what are its implications?

These are key topics in today's economic environment and worthy of our attention. Please join us on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at a workshop designed to explore the subject and consider its relevance.

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: 12 East 79th Street, N.Y.C.
Fee: $20.00 which includes refreshments

Tickets may be  purchased here or in person in the Registration Office at 12 East 79th Street (1st floor).  Please call 212-744-0764 for office hours.

Please Note: Special Events tend to sell out quickly; it is suggested that you register well in advance to secure a seat. Lecture and event registrations are non-refundable and not transferable to other events/lectures.

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THE GREAT ESCAPE:
A DAY WITH PLATO

Plato’s Crito records a dramatic conversation in a damp Athenian jail between the great philosopher Socrates and his dearest friend, Crito.  The stakes could not have been higher. Socrates is to be executed the following day and Crito stands ready to implement a foolproof plan of escape.

Socrates consents to leave if reason proves this to be the right course of action.  Crito has to make the case.  How does he fare? What is true freedom worth?

Join us on Sunday June 7th in a conversation that covers some of the most important questions a human being can consider.
The day includes an opening presentation, group study sessions, a Greek lunch, light entertainment, and closing reception.  Family and friends are welcome and no prior study of Plato is necessary.

Date: Sunday, June 7th, 2015
Time: 8:30 am Coffee & Registration
9:00 am – 3:30 pm Program / Wine Reception to follow
Location: 12 East 79th Street, N.Y.C.
Fee: $45 – Includes Materials, Refreshments, Lunch, and Wine Reception / $25 – For full-time students

Tickets may be  purchased here or in person in the Registration Office at 12 East 79th Street (1st floor).  Please call 212-744-0764 for office hours.

Please Note: Special Events tend to sell out quickly; it is suggested that you register well in advance to secure a seat. Lecture and event registrations are non-refundable and not transferable to other events/lectures.

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SPRING SPECIAL EVENT
SINGING WITH SPIRIT

Come unite in song as we raise our voices in celebration!

• Singing with a group is an ideal way for everyone to feel the joy in singing, regardless of one’s musical ability.

• We will sing in unison and in parts, songs familiar and new, and enjoy a wide variety of musical styles.

• Experience how music can be a great companion to philosophy!

Soloists from the School of Practical Philosophy Choir will be on hand to help introduce the songs. Light refreshments will be served during the evening. All are welcome!

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: 12 East 79th Street, N.Y.C.
Fee: $25 – Light refreshments will be served during the evening.

Tickets may be  purchased here or in person in the Registration Office at 12 East 79th Street (1st floor).  Please call 212-744-0764 for office hours.

Please Note: Special Events tend to sell out quickly; it is suggested that you register well in advance to secure a seat. Lecture and event registrations are non-refundable and not transferable to other events/lectures.

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