Units of study
PHIL2661 - Philosophy of Sex
Semester 1, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Dr Caroline West
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?
1x2500wd essay (50%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
(12 Junior credit points of Philosophy) or (12 Junior credit points from GCST, SCLG, ANTH, ENGL1008, ENGL1026)
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for PHIL2661
|Class||Philosophy of Sex|
|Session||Semester 1 2014|
|Location||Carslaw Lecture Theatre 373 F07|
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