Sex, Love and Friendship (PHIL*1030) | College of Arts

Sex, Love and Friendship (PHIL*1030)

Code and section: PHIL*1030*01

Term: Fall 2019

Instructor: John Hacker-Wright


This course will investigate love and sex philosophically. Philosophical investigations of these issues focus on the questions what are they? and are they (at least sometimes) good? Concerning love we will ask questions including: is love a biological reaction, or something socially constructed? Can one be in love with more than one person at a time? Is love an essential ingredient of a good life? What is sex? Are there forms of sexual behavior that are wrong or perverted? Students will develop views on these issues and work within groups to produce podcasts that may be aired on CFRU. 

"Course Outline"

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.