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Author: David O'Connor
Calendar for the course.
Session Topic/Assignment Key Dates
1 Introduction: Philosophy as Love Potion
Love and Independence
2 Exotica  Screening
3 Exotica
4 Plato, Symposium, Opening Scene, Phaedrus and Pausanias (172a-185c)
5 DISCUSSION
6 Andre Dubus, "Falling in Love"
7 Plato, Phaedrus, through Socrates' first speech (227a-241d)
8 DISCUSSION
9 Phaedrus, Socrates' second speech (the charioteer speech) (241e-257b)
10 Thomas Mann, Death in Venice
11
DISCUSSION Paper 1 Due
Unity and Procreation
12 Symposium, Eryximachus (185c-189b)
13 Symposium, Aristophanes (189b-193e)
14 DISCUSSION
15 The Hairdresser's Husband
16 Matthew 19 and Genesis 1-3
17 DISCUSSION Paper 2 Due
18 Symposium, Socrates and Diotima (201d-212c)
19 J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson, The Lord of the Rings
20 DISCUSSION
21 Mind the Gap
22 Pope Paul VI, Humanae Vitae; Andre Dubus, "All the Time in the World"
23 DISCUSSION
Paper 3 Due
Accepting and Refusing Marriage
24 William Shakespeare, Othello, especially Acts 1-3
25 Othello, especially Acts 4-5
26 DISCUSSION
27 Hannah and Her Sisters
28 Andre Dubus, "The Timing of Sin"
29 DISCUSSION
Paper 4 Due
30 The Secret Lives of Dentists
31 Andre Dubus, "Out of the Snow"
32 Babette's Feast

33 DISCUSSION
Love as Insight, Love as Illusion
34 Proof
35 Symposium, Alcibades' speech (212d-222b)
36 DISCUSSION Paper 5 Due
37 William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, optimistic lecture
38 A Midsummer Night's Dream, pessimistic lecture
39 DISCUSSION
Paper 6 Due
40 Phaedrus, Socrates' second speech (the charioteer speech) (241e-257b)
41 FINAL EXAM

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