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Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love

ISBN-10: 0195080319

ISBN-13: 9780195080315

Edition: 1995

Authors: Robert M. Stewart

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Reflecting the trend over the last twenty years to examine more thoroughly the nature of love and sexuality within a philosophical context, this eclectic anthology presents numerous perspectives on sexual roles and norms, eroticism, pornography, feminism, prostitution, perversion, friendship, and familial love. Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love is the most up-to-date appraisal of these most fundamental and timeless of human attributes, featuring the work of thinkers from antiquity and the Middle Ages as well as the modern era. On the subject of erotic love, Stewart offers insight from Plato's Symposium, as well as Solomon's more contemporary "The Virtue of (Erotic) Love". There are also reflections on "Sexual Perversion" from Nagel, and the editor himself explores "Moral Criticisms and the Social Meaning of Prostitution." From Graybosch we have "Parents, Children, and Friends", and David Hume opens a window onto the ethics of sexuality through his "Of Chastity and Modesty." Care has been taken to present different positions on the most controversial issues, and the vast majority of selections are offered in their entirety. Invaluable for courses in social philosophy, sexuality, social ethics, and feminism, no other volume can give students a more comprehensive discussion of love's countless dimensions.
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction
Sex Roles, Equality, and Social Policy
From The Subjection of Women
""On the Future of Love: Rousseau and the Radical Feminists""
""On Sexual Equality""
""Feminist Ethics and Feminist Politics: Treating Women as Sex Objects""
""What is Feminism?""
""A First Look at the Pornography/Civil Rights Ordinance: Could Pornography be the Subordination of Women?""
""A Second Look at Pornography and the Subordination of Women""
""Should Feminists Oppose Prostitution?""
""Moral Criticism and the Social Meaning of Prostitution""
Sexual Norms and Ethics
""Freud and Perversion""
""Sexual Perversion""
""Is Homosexuality Bad Sexuality?""
""Sadomasochism: An Ethical Analysis""
""Of Chastity and Modesty""
""Duties Towards the Body in Respect of Sexual Impulse
_Crimina Carnis_""
""In Defense of Promiscuity""
""Is Adultery Immoral?""
""On the Nature of Rape""
Erotic Love
From Symposium, Plato
From ""The Metaphysics of the Love of the Sexes""
""Don Juan's Secret""
""First Attitude Toward Others: Love, Language, Masochism""
From ""The Woman in Love""
""Appraisal and Bestowal""
""Reconciling Eros and Agape""
""Love's Bond""
""The Virtue of (Erotic) Love""
Friendship and Familial Love
From Nicomachean Ethics, Books VIII and IX, Aristotle
""The Circumstances of Justice: Pluralism, Community, and Friendship""
""Paternalism and Friendship""
""Why Lovers Can't Be Friends""
""The Duties of Grown Children""
""What Do Grown Children Owe Their Parents?""
""Parents, Children, and Friends""