Sex from Plato to Paglia: A-L

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Alan Soble
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - Sex - 1176 pages
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Sexuality has captured the imagination of thinkers since antiquity. It has inspired numerous creative works and posed myriad ethical, legal, and social challenges. Unlike other references, which discuss the medical aspects of sexuality, this encyclopedia explores sexuality as the subject of philosophy. Through more than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on thinkers, topics, movements, religions, and concepts, the encyclopedia locates sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

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.

The entries are written by more than 100 expert contributors and cite current scholarship.

 

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Editor Soble (philosophy, Univ. of New Orleans;Pornography, Sex, and Feminism ) is one of the founding scholars of the relatively new field of the philosophy of sex and remains one its prominent ... Read full review

Contents

Descartes Rene 15961650
219
Diseases Sexually Transmitted
235
Dysfunction Sexual
248
Ellis Havelock 18591939
261
Ethics Virtue
279
Existentialism
292
Feminism French
308
Feminism Lesbian
324
Friendship
390
Greek Sexuality and Philosophy Ancient
410
HegelG W F 1770l83l
429
Heterosexism
442
Homosexuality Ethics of
460
Hume David 171 11776
476
Indian Erotology
493
Jainism
510

Feminism Mens
342
Flirting
357
Freud Sigmund 18561939
370
Judaism Twentieth and TwentyFirstCentury
533
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Alan Soble is University Research Professor and Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans. His articles have appeared in such journals as The Monist, Journal of the History of Sexuality, and Essays in Philosophy. His many books include Pornography, Sex, and Feminism (2002), The Philosophy of Sex and Love (1998), and The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings (4th ed., 2002).

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