Sex from Plato to Paglia: A Philosophical Encyclopedia, Volume 1
Greenwood Publishing Group
, 2006 - Sex
- 1176 pages
Sexuality has captured the imagination of countless poets, artists, and theorists since antiquity. It has inspired numerous creative works and posed myriad ethical, legal, and social challenges. Because it is so central to society, various thinkers have pondered its philosophical dimensions. The first of its kind, this reference offers comprehensive coverage of the philosophy of sex. Unlike other works, which explore the biological aspects of sex, this encyclopedia locates sexuality in its larger intellectual contexts. Through a wide range of alphabetically arranged entries, it chronicles how people have thought about sexuality across time and cultures. It presents thoughtful entries on thinkers, topics, movements, religions, and concepts, including: BL Augustine BL Ecology and Sexuality; BL Existentialism; BL Gender; BL Thomas Hobbes; BL Homosexuality and Science; BL Humor; BL Judaism; BL Love; BL Sexuality and the Arts; BL Baruch Spinoza; BL And many more. The entries are written by expert contributors and cite current scholarship.