Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

PHIL 4315 Philosophy of Love & Sex

Each one of us has our views about love and sex. These convictions may come from our culture, religion, vicarious or personal experiences. This course is an introduction to some of the philosophical discourse about love and sex with the intent to examine these beliefs. We will explore these questions among others: What is the relationship between procreation and sex? Are some sex acts good and others bad? What is romantic love? What role does race play in considerations about love and sex? We will read texts representing philosophical perspectives aoubt love and sex from the Ancient period to the contemporary. The topics covered in these readings include race, intersectionality and LGBTIA issues. Prerequisite: PHIL 2010 or permission of instructor.