Scribner Seminar Program
Politics & Eros: On Love, Affection, and Community
Instructor(s): Natalie Taylor, Government
What is love? What and whom do we love? To what ends are our erotic longings to be cultivated and what is the role of the community in this process? Students will explore the nature of love as well as the manner and proper setting for its cultivation. They will investigate the beauty and depth of writings that include Plato's dialogues, Shakespeare's comedies, Rousseau's philosophical reflections, and the novels of Jane Austen.