Sexual Justice: Democratic Citizenship and the Politics of Desire

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Law - 281 pages
Sexual Justice defends a robust a robust conception of lesbian and gay rights, emphasizing protection against discrimination and recognition of queer relationships and families. Synthesizing materials from law, philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature, Kaplan argues that sexual desire is central to the pursuit of happiness: equal citizenship requires individual freedom to shape oneself through a variety of intimate associations.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PART ONE x PRINCIPLES
13
CHAPTER Two
47
PART TWO xsx PSYCHES
81
A Queer Reading of Platos Symposium
115
PART THREE POLITICS
151
CHAPTER SEVEN
207
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Morris B. Kaplan teaches philosophy at Purchase College, State University of New York. He has served as a trial attorney with the Legal Aid Society of New York and as inaugural Rockefeller Fellow in Legal Humanities, Stanford Humanities Center, 1993-94. He has published in Praxis International, Virginia Law Review, GLQ, The Philosophical Forum, Metaphilosophy, and The Journal of the History of Sexuality.

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