Brooklyn Public Library
and the
Cultural Services of
the French Embassy
co-present

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2021
6:00 PM - 12:00 MIDNIGHT EST
PRESENTED VIRTUALLY

Details

A NIGHT OF IDEAS BROOKLYN: CLOSING THE DISTANCE / PROCHES

Join us for a FREE SIX-HOUR VIRTUAL EXCHANGE OF IDEAS, featuring philosophical debate, readings and music performances with top philosophers, cultural thinkers and artists from around the world.

This year’s NIGHT OF IDEAS continues in the tradition of our annual A Night of Philosophy & Ideas. It is part of the U.S. Night of Ideas curated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and presented  in connection with the global 24-hour virtual La Nuit des idées, coordinated worldwide by the Institut Français.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 6 PM - 12 MIDNIGHT (EST)

PRESENTED VIRTUALLY

Please RSVP at the right corner of this page to receive your Zoom link along with exciting program updates!

Lineup is subject to change.

Truths to Live ByShare your personal philosophy during the Night of Ideas!

While we may not all think of ourselves as philosophers, we are all philosophical beings, guided by our basic personal beliefs and attitudes about what makes a life well lived. Brooklyn Public Library invites you to articulate the central concepts that drive and shape how you engage with life and send your philosophies to us. A selection of respondents will be invited to join us live during the Night of Ideas on January 28th to share their philosophies with the public!

Your response can range from a single sentence to a short essay (up to 500 words). Send your submission via Submittable by Monday, January 25th.

Here are a few sample questions that you can help when sharing your response:

  • -What has the pandemic taught you about setbacks?
  • -What has the pandemic taught you about loneliness or solitude?
  • -What has the pandemic taught you about how we should value work?
  • -If there were one philosophical truth that you could teach everyone in the world, what would it be?
  • -What is the most interesting philosophical question?

Contact

For more information please contact the Brooklyn Public Library’s BPL Presents team. See the Facebook Event here.

Email mcook@bklynlibrary.org

Co-presented by Brooklyn Public Library and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.