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PHL 606
Kym Mac Laren

Fri. Reading: Freud. Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, pp. Jan. 24 1-32 - "Contrary sexual feelings" a.k.a "inverts" "inversion" --> when a man is attracted to another man or a woman is attracted to another woman Inversion "Absolute inverts" --> their sexual objects are exclusively of their own sex (incapable of carrying out the sexual act, derive no enjoyment) "Amphigenic inverts" --> psychosexual hermaphrodies (sexual objects may be their own or the opposite sex; this lacks the characteristic of exclusiveness) "Contingent inverts" Wed. Reading: Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality, pp. Jan. 29 & Fri. Jan. 31 33-72 Wed. Feb.5 & Fri. Feb. 7 Reading: Freud, Three 1. What, on your reading, is the key difference between Diotima's andAristophanes' understanding love? Aristophane's "the one"; finite, no room for growth or development - Sex is an approximation of a union with the significant other - Erotic - Punishment - Looking for love; lacking the other half, finding - Lover's are longing for love and fulfillment - To become one entity, physically and metaphysically Diotima - immortality; attempting to find immortality; infinite - more agape - room for development - growth 2. What does Diotima's speech teach us about what it is to be human and the place of love in our lives? - Socrates asks Diotima to confirm whether Love is ugly/bad (so he believes) - Diotima says that it is not one or the other it is not good nor bad - It is neither mortal or immortal but it falls somewhere between being a god and being a human - Diotima is introduced to show Socrates the truth of love (authority about love) - Love is a relational property, one that holds between things rather than holding one thing - Humans are ever-changing, are mortal - Special kind of love, we only use the term - Inspires this act of changing among themselves - Through the seeking of immortality, through great acts, pregnancy etc - Giving birth to great acts - Reproduction and birth in BEAUTY - Love is beautiful, born on the day ofAphrodite (always seeking what is beautiful) - The lover of beautiful things has a desire - Corby Wine limi 416 479 2400 3. In what sense
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