COURSE Code: PHIL 205
What is sexually ethical? What is sexually normal? Are men and women held to different standards of sexual conduct? Should they be? What is the nature of erotic love? Do men and women love in the same way? Do we love someone because he is beautiful or virtuous, or do we see him as beautiful or virtuous because we love him? Can friendship and sex be successfully combined? Are erotic love, friendship and love of family in conflict with a duty to love all human kind? These are just some of the questions to be explored in Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love. We will use philosophical techniques of rational analysis to articulate contemporary problems concerning sex and love and to develop arguments for and against a variety of viewpoints on these issues. This philosophical process aims to help us examine our own beliefs about sex and love so that we can better understand ourselves, our relationships, and the societies in which we live.