24.261 Philosophy of Love in the Western World

As taught in: Fall 2004

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.)].)




Prof. Irving Singer

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.

Technical Requirements

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