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PHIL 4983 Basic Questions in Philosophy of Human Nature (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course approaches the question "what is human being?" by way of a range of themes in the history of philosophy. These will include: (1) pleasure (Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine); (2) aggression and the problem of drive / force (Freud); (3) different forms of love (of parents for children, between spouses, between friends, love of neighbor, love of God, etc); (4) symbolization, especially in relation to religion; and (5) sexuality as impossible to fully integrate, in relation to language, and in relation to desire.


Instructor(s): Paul Moyaert

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 30-Mar-17