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What is Love: Answers from Psychology, Literature and Philosophy

GERMAN 177
5 units
June 26 - August 19, 2017

This course explores how different fields in the humanities and social sciences approach the question of love. We will explore key works of philosophy (e.g., Plato, Foucault), psychology (attachment theory, moral foundations theory), and fiction (poetry, novel, film) to understand how these fields can work together to deepen our understanding of love in society, culture, and in our own lives. Readings include Plato’s “Symposium,” Freud’s “Beyond the Pleasure Principle,” Lewis et al.’s “A General Theory of Love,” and Bowlby’s “Attachment and Human Development.” Taught in English.

Prerequisite

None

Notes

3-5 units.

Syllabus

Not Available