Philosophy and Sex / Edition 4

Philosophy and Sex / Edition 4

by Robert B. Baker, Kathleen J. Wininger, Frederick A. Elliston
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591026091

ISBN-13: 9781591026099

Pub. Date: 04/22/2008

Publisher: Prometheus Books

This classic sourcebook, which has for three decades helped thousands rethink their views of ethics and human sexuality, is all new and totally revised for the challenges of the 21st century.

Featuring essays on adultery, monogamy, perversion, homosexuality, pederasty, sex without love, sexual equality and more, Philosophy and Sex retains its uniqueness and

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This classic sourcebook, which has for three decades helped thousands rethink their views of ethics and human sexuality, is all new and totally revised for the challenges of the 21st century.

Featuring essays on adultery, monogamy, perversion, homosexuality, pederasty, sex without love, sexual equality and more, Philosophy and Sex retains its uniqueness and accessibility without compromising quality and versatility. New to this fourth edition are essays on the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and in South Africa (including a piece on homosexuality and Apartheid by Desmond Tutu), the historical stigmatization of unmarried women ("On Spinsters"), intersexuality, female sexuality and the Vagina Monologues, male and female circumcision, and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591026099
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
04/22/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
500
Sales rank:
1,303,802
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Third Edition11
Introduction to the First Edition17
Pt. 1Love, Marriage, and Reproduction
1Love: A Feminist Critique43
2Love and Feminism57
3In Defense of Promiscuity73
4The Purpose of Sex91
5Humanae Vitae96
6Declaration on Certain Questions concerning Sexual Ethics106
7Marriage, Love, and Procreation116
8Marital Faithfulness130
9Is Adultery Immoral?139
10Adultery and Fidelity151
11Sexual Ontology and Group Marriage165
12Is It Wrong to Discriminate on the Basis of Homosexuality?177
13The Case for Gay Marriage190
14Same-Sex Marriage: A Philosophical Defense212
15A Defense of Abortion231
16On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion246
17Abortion, Infanticide, and the Asymmetric Value of Human Life261
Pt. 2Gender, Sexuality, and Perversion
18"Pricks" and "Chicks": A Plea for "Persons"281
19Linguistic Sexes and Genders306
20Where Is She in Language?311
21The Man without a Penis: Libidinal Economies That (Re)cognize the Hypernature of Gender318
22Sexual Perversion326
23Why Homosexuality Is Abnormal337
24An Essay on "Paederasty"350
25Pathologizing Homosexuality365
26Essentialism and Constructionism in Sexual Orientation383
27Taking Responsibility for Sexuality397
28Domain405
29Is There a History of Sexuality?413
30Sexual Matters: On Conceptualizing Sexuality in History432
31Sex and the Logic of Late Capitalism449
32Conceptual History and Conceptions of Perversion476
33Making Up People487
34Dangerous Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Pedophilia500
Pt. 3Desire, Pornography, and Rape
35Patriarchal Sex533
36This Sex Which Is Not One549
37Why Do Men Enjoy Pornography?556
38Surviving Sexual Violence: A Philosophical Perspective567
39What's Wrong with Rape583
40Men in Groups: Collective Responsibility for Rape594
41The Rape Crisis, or "Is Dating Dangerous?"611
42Is Rape Sex or Violence? Conceptual Issues and Implications621
43The Antioch College Sexual Offense Prevention Policy640
44The Antioch Policy, a Community Experiment in Communicative Sexuality661
List of Contributors669

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