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Philosophy of Sex - PHIL2661

Year - 2020

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?

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

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


(12 credit points at 1000-level in Philosophy) or (12 credit points at 1000-level in Gender and Cultural Studies)


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Philosophy
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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