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Love and Friendship (PHL212)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability Not available this year
Description Love and friendship have long been recognised as playing a central part in the best sort of human life. But just what love is, how friendship differs from other sorts of love, and why love relationships are so important is not so readily understood. This unit explores philosophical perspectives on the nature of love and friendship, the roles of intimacy, uniqueness, constancy, reciprocity and love of humanity, as well as themes concerning autonomy, jealousy, gender and ethics.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites Nil.
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Appears in these Minors Gender Studies
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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