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Philosophy of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Fiona Woollard
Academic year

Module overview

In this module you will explore some major philosophical questions related to sex, sexuality and gender. We will consider general questions about the nature of sex, sexuality and gender: What makes an act sexual? What is a sexual orientation? What is gender? We will connect general theories to concrete issues in the ethics of sex, sexuality and gender, discussing issues such as whether monogamy is permissible, legal protection of sexual orientation and the role of gender in public and private life.