Philosophy of Love and Sex

Philosophy of Love and Sex

Love and Sex

On the philosophical nature of love and lust and the personal ethics of sexual relationships.

PHIL 3342.001: Philosophy of Love and Sex

Spring 2020
Don Berkich
TR 2:00 - 3:15, RFEB-108


Please note that this schedule is tentative and authoritative: Changes may be made, but they would be made here. Thus this page supersedes any page with which it conflicts..

Tue 1/21 Introduction
Thu 1/23 Love in Ancient Philosophy I  
Tue 1/28 Love in Ancient Philosophy II  
Thu 1/30 Love in Ancient Philosophy III  
Tue 2/04 Love in Ancient Philosophy IV  
Thu 2/06 Love in Medieval Philosophy  
Tue 2/11 Contemporary Views on Love I  
Thu 2/13 Contemporary Views on Love II  
Tue 2/18 Contemporary Views on Love III  
Thu 2/20 Contemporary Views on Love IV  
Tue 2/25 Love, Lust, and Sex I
Thu 2/27 Love, Lust, and Sex II Take-Home Midterm Examination Assigned
Tue 3/03 Love, Lust, and Sex III  
Thu 3/05 The Hook-up Culture I  
Tue 3/10 Spring Break  
Thu 3/12 Spring Break  
Tue 3/17 Extended Spring Break  
Thu 3/19 Extended Spring Break  
Tue 3/24 The Hook-up Culture II Take-Home Midterm Examination Due
Thu 3/26 Promiscuity Essay 01 Assigned
Tue 3/31 Polyamory  
Thu 4/02 Monogamy and Polygamy Essay 01 Due, Essay 02 Assigned
Tue 4/07 Adultery  
Thu 4/09 Erotic Entertainment Essay 02 Due, Essay 03 Assigned
Tue 4/14 Pornography  
Thu 4/16 Prostitution Essay 03 Due, Essay 04 Assigned
Tue 4/21 Sexual Perversion  
Thu 4/23 Rape I Essay 04 Due, Essay 05 Assigned
Tue 4/28 Rape II Take-Home Final Examination Assigned
Thu 4/30 Sexual Harrassment Essay 05 Due, Essay 06 Assigned
Tue 5/05 Predictions & Concluding Remarks  
Thu 5/07 Reading Day Essay 06 Due, Essay 07 Assigned
Tue 5/12 Take-Home Final Examination Due by 4:00pm Essay 07 Due