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 2023
Don Berkich
MW 2:00 - 3:15, OCNR-132


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..

Wednesday, 1/18 Introductory Remarks
Monday, 1/23 Class Canceled due to Illness
Wednesday, 1/25 Love in Ancient Philosophy I
Monday, 1/30 Love in Ancient Philosophy II
Wednesday, 2/1 Love in Ancient Philosophy III
Monday, 2/6 Love in Medieval Philosophy
Wednesday, 2/8 Contemporary Views on Love I
Monday, 2/13 Contemporary Views on Love II
Wednesday, 2/15 Contemporary Views on Love III
Monday, 2/20 Contemporary Views on Love IV
Wednesday, 2/22 Love, Lust, and Sex I
Monday, 2/27 Love, Lust, and Sex II
Wednesday, 3/1 Love, Lust, and Sex III
Monday, 3/6 Midterm Examination
Wednesday, 3/8 Casual Sex and the Hook-up Culture
Monday, 3/13 Spring Break
Wednesday, 3/15 Spring Break
Monday, 3/20 Promiscuity
Wednesday, 3/22 Exclusivity and Polyamory
Monday, 3/27 Monogamy and Adultery
Wednesday, 3/29 Sexual Regulation and Abortion
Monday, 4/3 Erotic Entertainment I
Wednesday, 4/5 Erotic Entertainment II
Monday, 4/10 Pornography I
Wednesday, 4/12 Pornography II
Monday, 4/17 Prostitution
Wednesday, 4/19 Sexual Perversion
Monday, 4/24 Rape I
Wednesday, 4/26 Rape II
Monday, 5/1 Sexual Harrassment
Wednesday, 5/3 Predictions and Closing Remarks
Thursday, 5/4 Reading Day
Monday, 5/8 Final Examination (1:45-4:15)