May 12, 2021  
2020-21 Catalog 
    
2020-21 Catalog
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PHL 373 - Philosophy and Sexuality


4 credits
Begins with historical readings on marriage and love, their connection to each other and to the gendered roles in society, and their connection to the state and institutions of power. Then moves into a contemporary analytic philosophy of sexuality, reading conceptual analyses of “sex”: what it means, what it might be, and what counts as it. Discusses both the social understandings of sexuality and sex generally, and the implications of our views on such special topics as prostitution and sex work, and further with regard to sexual abuse and rape. The course ends with the final question: “After all this and everything you’ve read, what do you think sex and sexuality is, and what ought we count as sexual?”  May be applied to the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies major or minor. Approved for University Studies - Strand J.



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