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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MIT Course Number

24.261

As Taught In

Fall 2004

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Features

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.

Singer, Irving. 24.261 Philosophy of Love in the Western World, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/linguistics-and-philosophy/24-261-philosophy-of-love-in-the-western-world-fall-2004 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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