The Age of Anxiety
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April 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 4:30pm on Saturday, repeating until May 4, 2019
**Class is cancelled on Saturday, April 13**
A six week course $15 per session or $75 for all six sessions.
We live in an age of ever increasing anxiety and uncertainty. The communal bonds, ideological certainties, political assumptions, and even climatic patterns that once provided structure and predictability are quickly vanishing. Within this emerging vortex, individuals attempt to cling to the little that still seems to be under their control, their individuality: their identities and lifestyle choices. Concurrently, the possibility of success also becomes tied to their individuality, each individual is investor and investment, a brand to be developed, marketed, and exploited. All risks, successes, and failures, lay completely on the shoulders of the individual.
This six week course will explore this age of anxiety and its fetishization of the self. The course will be structured around Konstantinos Tsoukalas’ recent book Age of Anxiety and will also include readings from W.H. Auden, Leonard Cohen, Michael Sandel, Maurizio Lazzarato, and Erich Fromm.
To register, please purchase tickets from Institute for the Radical Imagination.
Michael PeliasMichael Pelias has taught Philosophy at LIU Brooklyn for nearly 30 years and a founding member of the journal, Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination, a founder of the Institute for the Radical Imagination. His latest essays are “The Greek Boat People: Exile and Creativity,” and “Disaster Unionism: lessons … Read More ›
Peter BratsisPeter Bratsis teaches political science at the City University of New York. He is a founding editor of the journal Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination; author of Everyday Life and the State (Paradigm, 2006); and editor, with Stanley Aronowitz, of Paradigm Lost: State Theory Reconsidered (Minnesota, 2002). His most … Read More ›