24.261 Philosophy of Love in the Western World

Fall 2004

A soul kiss.
A soul kiss. (Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-65700 (b&w film copy neg.)].)

Course Highlights

This course features several video lectures.

Course Description

This course is a seminar on the nature of love and sex, approached as topics both in philosophy and in literature. Readings from recent philosophy as well as classic myths of love that occur in works of literature and lend themselves to philosophical analysis.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .rm.

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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Irving Singer

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate