Units of study

PHIL2661 - Philosophy of Sex

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Moira Gatens
Phone: +61 2 9351 2468
Email: mgat5499@mail.usyd.edu.au

Description

This course addresses philosophical issues concerning sex. From the perspective of metaphysics, we will ask what sexual differences and relations are. From the perspective of moral and political philosophy, we will ask which sexual relationships and identities are ethically justifiable. Sample questions include: What is it to have a sexual identity? Is sexual difference innate or socially constructed? Is intoxicated sexual consent valid? Is there anything wrong with being a sex object? Is pornography problematic? Is bestiality ever ok?

Assessments

1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

(12 Junior credit points of Philosophy) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026)

 Friday

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