Human Sexuality

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Offers a selection of papers in contemporary philosophy of sex, written during the 1960s through the 1990s. Part I deals with fundamental questions of the nature and value of human sexuality, including procreation, sex and love, sex as a language, "plain sex," and sexual perversion. Part II concerns particular issues in sexual morality, with papers on homosexuality, prostitution, sexual harassment, and rape. Specific topics include feminist opposition to prostitution, the case for gay marriage, a philosophical analysis of statutory rape, and depersonalized sex and moral perfection. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Sex and Procreation
1 Natural Law and Unnatural Acts 5
2 Contraception and Chastity 29
Sex and Love
3 Inscrutable Desires 53
4 Depersonalized Sex and Moral Perfection 67
5 Love and Lust 75
Sex as a Language
6 Sexual Paradigms 81
7 Sexual Behavior: Another Position 91
Plain Sex
8 Plain Sex 103
9 Casual Sex 125
10 Masturbation 139
Sexual Perversion
11 Sexual Perversion and Human Nature 153
12 Love and Lust Revisited: Intentionality, Homosexuality and Moral Education 177
13 The Relevance of Scientific Research About Sexual Orientation to Lesbian and Gay Rights 191
14 The Case for Gay Marriage 231
15 AIDS, Gays, and State Coercion 257
16 Should Feminists Oppose Prostitution? 275
17 What's Wrong with Prostitution? 291
18 Contractarians and Feminists Debate Prostitution 315
Sexual Harassment
19 On the Nature of Sexual Harassment 345
20 Sexual Harassment in the Law: The Demarcation Problem 361
21 A Feminist Definition of Sexual Harassment 383
22 Making Sense of Sexual Harassment Law 403
23 Rape and Mens Rea 435
24 Statutory Rape: A Philosophical Analysis 463
25 Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis 483
Name Index 511
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