Philosophy Research Seminar - Dr Natacha McKeever (Leeds)
|Starts:||15:15 10 Feb 2021|
|Ends:||16:50 10 Feb 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
This year we are running all of our research seminars online using Zoom. If you would like to attend, and are not included on our events mailing list, please email Dr Stephen Ingram to request the Zoom meeting details.
Seminars will take place on Wednesdays, and will run from 15.15-16.50, with a 5 minute break between the talk and the Q&A. The Zoom meeting will be available to join from 15.00.
Title: Friends-with-Benefits: Is Sex Compatible with Friendship?
Abstract: Natasha McKeever argues that prima facie, a friends-with-benefit relationship can be, at the same time, a good friendship. This is because sex is compatible with friendship in that it can complement and potentially even strengthen the three core characteristics of friendship: mutual liking, mutual caring, and mutual sharing. She acknowledges that, by generating uncertainty and having the potential to generate feelings of romantic love, sex does pose risks to friendship. However, she argues that while these risks are significant considerations, they can be mitigated and managed and so do not provide strong reasons against friends-with-benefits relationships.
Travel and Contact Information
This event will run online - contact Stephen Ingram for details on accessing the Zoom meeting.