“You are the most important event in your parents’ love life.”
This is one of the many insights that Professor David O’Connor conveys to his students in his highly popular University of Notre Dame course, “Ancient Wisdom and Modern Love.” This outstanding course is an exploration of the subject of erotic love from a variety of viewpoints, ancient and modern.
It almost goes without saying that the course is brilliantly taught, but brilliance is a commodity that is not in short supply in America’s universities. What sets this course apart is the moral seriousness with which it engages some of the deepest questions of human existence, without ever sacrificing a sense of playfulness that makes the course a lot of fun, as well.
You may watch Professor O’Connor describing his course on YouTube here:
If you like what you see, then check out the course itself, which may be downloaded here in its entirety for free.