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Session 2

Session 2

This video was recorded at MIT 24.261 Philosophy of Love in the Western World - Fall 2004. Class starts with discussion of Singer's same-sex marriage chapter. Singer reviews history of homosexuality in literature and art; discusses the work of Marcel Proust, Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Singer reviews Freud's theories on bisexuality and latent homosexuality. Singer explains 2 issues that come up in debates over same-sex marriage: legitimization and benefits. Singer discusses cultural stereotypes about homosexuals. Singer and student discuss various levels of tolerance for homosexuality in different states in the U.S. Singer discusses common attitudes among groups seeking political liberation: assimilationist and separatist. Singer relates issues of religious discrimination to this... Show More


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