PHIL 4983 Basic Questions in Philosophy of Human Nature (Fall: 3 )
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
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17