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- Singer announces beginning of the third part of the course; the first related to his book The Pursuit of Love, the second focused on myths of love, and the third is based on his book Explorations of Love and Sex.
- Singer leads discussion of readings on the issues of appraisal and bestowal.
- Discussion of the relationship between selfishness and love. 00:28:20
- Anecdote on Jacques Derrida; continuing discussion of appraisal and bestowal.
- Discussion of the question of acceptance of freedom versus paternalism.
- Singer talks about his work on the book The Harmony of Nature and Spirit.
- Student raises the topic of the love of things. 01:46:00
- Discussion of whether reciprocity is necessary for the experience of love.
- Discussion of personification of things as it relates to love; also, the issue of artificial intelligence.
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