A story of ethics - how sex creates order

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GRIN Verlag, Nov 27, 2003 - Political Science - 16 pages
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject Politics - Political Theory and the History of Ideas Journal, grade: 2.0 (B), National University of Singapore (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), course: Comparative Political Thought: East and West, 8 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In this essay I will try to draw an analogy to the State of Nature as it is mentioned by Hobbes, stating that the driving forces of sexuality lead to a dilemma situation similar to the one Hobbes describes. I will also argue that the emerging anarchic order calls for a different mode to legitimate authority. Finally an examination of different cultural and ideological approaches towards gender and family should help to answer the question: who rules why? It′s a snapshot of interfaces between psychological, sub-cultural and cultural premises, available to be exploited for political reason.
 

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Contents

Fatal Attraction
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Women as the cream of the crop of the State of Nature
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The first natural law every man got the same right to compete for women
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Anarchy Anarchy
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The construction of the civil society
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Different models of regulating sexual competition
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81 Sex and Totalitarianism
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82 Sex Patriarchies and Religion
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83 Sex and Democracies
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Gender matters
12
Conclusion
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Bibliography
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