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Prohibition and Permission

Explore where the prohibitions and permissions that occur in every day life come from, why they exist, and what gives them force. For example: foodyou are only willing and able to eat a subset of the world's edible substances. Marriagesome marriages are prohibited by law or by custom. This course addresses questions of prohibition and permission using psychological sources and literary works from ancient to modern. Texts include works by Shakespeare, Melville, Mary Rowlandson, and Anita Desai...

Start Date: Feb 01, 2007
Cost: Free

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Explore where the prohibitions and permissions that occur in every day life come from, why they exist, and what gives them force. For example: foodyou are only willing and able to eat a subset of the world's edible substances. Marriagesome marriages are prohibited by law or by custom. This course addresses questions of prohibition and permission using psychological sources and literary works from ancient to modern. Texts include works by Shakespeare, Melville, Mary Rowlandson, and Anita Desai. Students give group and individual oral presentations.

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  • Dates: Feb 01, 2007 to May 25, 2007
  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructors: Dr. Wyn Kelley, Prof. Jeremy Wolfe
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: MIT OCW

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About MIT OCW: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

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