PHIL 4240 Philosophy of Friendship and Love 3/0/3

Prerequisite: PHIL 2010 or PHIL 1001

The aim of this course is to examine critically the historical theories of friendship and love through examining important primary philosophical texts; to explore what it means to love and how such notions of love and friendship changed throughout the centuries; to grasp the value and meaning of friendship and love as social and personal elements; and to recognize the historical nature of definitions and questions of friendship and love.