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PHI-220 Philosophy of Love and Sex

3 hours lecture, 3 credits


An exploration of conceptual and normative issues in the areas of human love and sex. The course examines classical works of philosophy in an effort to understand the changing significance of intimate human relationships in Western history. The aim is to recognize and critically reflect on traces of these historical ideas in our contemporary views about love and sex. Topics include desire, romance, identity, repression, perversion, and power.


Prerequisite(s):

  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment.

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