College Sex - Philosophy for Everyone: Philosophers With Benefits

College Sex - Philosophy for Everyone: Philosophers With Benefits

by Fritz Allhoff, Michael Bruce, Robert M. Stewart, Heather Corinna
     
 

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Written with insight and humor, College Sex - Philosophy for Everyone investigates a broad array of philosophical issues relating to student sex.
  • Examines the ethical issues of dating, cheating, courtship, homosexual experimentation, and drug and alcohol use
  • Considers student-teacher relationships, sexual experimentation, the meaning of sex in

Overview

Written with insight and humor, College Sex - Philosophy for Everyone investigates a broad array of philosophical issues relating to student sex.

  • Examines the ethical issues of dating, cheating, courtship, homosexual experimentation, and drug and alcohol use
  • Considers student-teacher relationships, sexual experimentation, the meaning of sex in a college setting and includes two essays based on influential research projects on ‘friends with benefits’
  • Many of the authors teach classes that explore the philosophy of love and sex, and most are scholars from the Society of the Philosophy of Sex and Love

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Overall then, College Sex is a valuable collection. Most readers will want to skip and dip around the essays, looking for those that are most helpful to them. Many of the essays are not traditional philosophical approaches, but the use of communications and psychology scholarship in the book fits well with the philosophical discussion. Furthermore, the level of the writing is pitched well for lower level undergraduate courses in the philosophy of sex love: I plan to use some of the chapters here for my future courses." (Metapsychology, 31 May 2011)

"You actually get something from it. Rather than a textbook in a class that you read and forget almost instantaneously, College Sex forces you to see sex from a more objective perspective - you'll soon be asking questions regarding your own sex life and how good and healthy it actually is." (Her Campus, September 2010)

"The sex and philosophy combo might seem like a peculiar mix, but as you flip and through the book's sections (freshman year, sophomore year, junior year and senior year), it's plausible to see how Socrates, Nietzsche, Aristotle and sex are closely connected with one another." (Campus Circle, 25 August 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444341447
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/11/2011
Series:
Philosophy for Everyone Series , #33
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
635 KB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Overall then, College Sex is a valuable collection. Most readers will want to skip and dip around the essays, looking for those that are most helpful to them. Many of the essays are not traditional philosophical approaches, but the use of communications and psychology scholarship in the book fits well with the philosophical discussion. Furthermore, the level of the writing is pitched well for lower level undergraduate courses in the philosophy of sex love: I plan to use some of the chapters here for my future courses." (Metapsychology, 31 May 2011)

"You actually get something from it. Rather than a textbook in a class that you read and forget almost instantaneously, College Sex forces you to see sex from a more objective perspective - you'll soon be asking questions regarding your own sex life and how good and healthy it actually is." (Her Campus, September 2010)

"The sex and philosophy combo might seem like a peculiar mix, but as you flip and through the book's sections (freshman year, sophomore year, junior year and senior year), it's plausible to see how Socrates, Nietzsche, Aristotle and sex are closely connected with one another." (Campus Circle, 25 August 2010)

Meet the Author

Editors
Michael Bruce
currently works in the non-profit sector with at-risk youth. Previously, he was a teaching assistant at California State University, Chico, and received his Master’s degree from San Diego State University, specializing in continental philosophy. He has published articles in the pop culture and philosophy genre and is currently editing Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy for Wiley-Blackwell.

Robert M. Stewart is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Chico. He is the author of Moral Philosophy: A Comprehensive Introduction (1994), and editor of Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love (1995). He has published numerous journal articles.

Series Editor
Fritz Allhoff is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics. In addition to editing the Philosophy for Everyone series, Allhoff is the volume editor or co-editor for several titles, including Wine&Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), Whiskey&Philosophy (with Marcus P. Adams, Wiley, 2009), and Food&Philosophy (with Dave Monroe, Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).

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