The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings
Rowman & Littlefield, 2002 - Philosophy - 513 pages
Just what is normal sexual behavior? What is the role of fantasy in our sexual lives? How can we tell the difference between sexual harassment and actions that are simply in poor taste? Is there really any harm in looking at pornography? And is there a way to reconcile Christian faith with homosexual practice? People have been asking these questions for a long time, but there is still widespread disagreement among those who have proposed answers. In the fourth edition of The Philosophy of Sex, distinguished philosophers and social critics confront a variety of issues, including prostitution, adultery, masturbation, homosexuality, and the different attitudes men and women have about sex. Alan Soble has taught and written about the philosophy of sex and love since 1976. Once again he carefully collects the most innovative and exciting new pieces in his area of expertise and blends them with the field's most seminal contemporary writings. The fourth edition, the most comprehensive to date, still includes historically important essays by Thomas Nagel, Robert Solomon, Janice Moulton, Robert Gray, and Alan Goldman. To these solid foundations, Soble has added a new section on Kant and sex, as well as new essays by Michael E. Levin, Cheshire Calhoun, Irving Singer, and Pat Califia. Soble has also penned a new introductory essay, "The Fundamentals of the Philosophy of Sex," designed to ease students into, and provoke them about, the subject matter.
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ARE WE HAVING SEX NOW OR WHAT?
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR ANOTHER POSITION
SEX AND SEXUAL PERVERSION
MASTURBATION CONCEPTUAL AND ETHICAL MATTERS
PART 2 HOMOSEXUALITY
THE MORALITY OF SEX CONTRA KANT
PART 5 RAPE AND HARASSMENT
IS THIS SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE LAW THE DEMARCATION PROBLEM
HOW BAD IS RAPE?
THE HARMS OF CONSENSUAL SEX
ANTIOCHS SEXUAL OFFENSE POLICY A PHILOSOPHICAL EXPLORATION
CONSENT AND SEXUAL RELATIONS
IS HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT WRONG? A PHILOSOPHICAL EXCHANGE
AGAINST HOMOSEXUAL LIBERATION
A CHRISTIAN HOMOSEXUALITY?
HOMOSEXUALITY THE NATURE AND HARM ARGUMENTS
PART 3 ABORTION
ABORTION AND THE SEXUAL AGENDA A CASE FOR PROLIFE FEMINISM
ABORTION IS A WOMAN A PERSON?
PART 4 KANT AND SEX
DUTIES TOWARDS THE BODY IN RESPECT OF SEXUAL IMPULSE
SEXUAL MORALITY AND THE CONCEPT OF USING ANOTHER PERSON
SEXUAL USE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT INTERNALIST AND EXTERNALIST SEXUAL ETHICS
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