Philosophy of Love in the Western World

A photo of a couple kissing.

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


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Fall 2004



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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.

Irving Singer. 24.261 Philosophy of Love in the Western World, Fall 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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