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Stand Up Philosophy – Dejan Lukic

Step Not Beyond / Philosophical Therapeutics for the Lucid

A series of spring workshops on Hallucination
Sunday, March 29 | 3-5 pm
Sundays, April 12 & 26 | 3-5 pm

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An open and free workshop series focusing on themes central to art and culture. These enlightening lectures will teach you how to look at art with more confidence and an expanded vocabulary. They will speak about the role seduction plays in choosing what we like. A veritable “scholastic-oracular” presentation that is scholarly and enigmatic, rigorous and rarefied, where key terms in aesthetics are defined in a fluid and luminous language. The goal is to take essential experiences which became occluded in contemporary practice as purely practical matters that can be plugged into our lives to better inform our tastes. Inspiration is drawn from art, philosophy, architecture, and anthropology. The mediator, Dejan Lukic holds a Phd in anthropology from Columbia University and has lectured at numerous universities. For more details visit:

On Hallucination

Is it fair to say that superior works of art, literature, philosophy, film, etc., are some kinds of (precise and revelatory) hallucination? To what extent can we address reality itself as hallucinatory? On the other hand, what are the implications of sober hallucination, one that results neither from intoxication nor from any disorder? The Latin root of the term is hallucinari, meaning “gone astray in thought.” Hence, is it not ethically and aesthetically necessary to produce (in this world, our world, gone astray) a work that is equally out of bounds, wandering according to its own impulses? How else can reinvigorated sensations, ideas, and worlds emerge (if not during twilight and dawn)?