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

Sex, Love and Friendship (PHIL*1030)

Code and section: PHIL*1030*01

Term: Winter 2020

Instructor: John Russon


Other people play many important roles in our lives, but it is in intimate interpersonal relationships that they affect us most directly and powerfully.  In this course, we will use the works of some of the greatest philosophers in history to try to deepen our understanding of these relationships; simultaneously, we will use the themes of sex, love and friendship as a way to introduce the discipline of philosophy itself.


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.