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For three decades, Alan Soble has supplied the authoritative roadmap for students and faculty who study the subject of sex. In this new fifth edition of The Philosophy of Sex, Soble and co-editor Nicholas Power have collected thirty contemporary essays that explore philosophically, conceptually, and theologically the nature, social meanings, and morality of contemporary sexual phenomena. Contributors address myriad topics, including cybersex and the Internet, masturbation, contraception, sexual perversion, gay and lesbian sexuality, same-sex marriage, casual sex and promiscuity, pedophilia, rape and date rape, sexual use and objectification, sexual relationships between teachers and students, pornography, and prostitution. NEW to this edition: Each of the thirty essays is preceded by an informative introduction written by the two editors and each essay is followed by a set of provocative study questions developed by the editors to stimulate critical thinking about sexuality. Contributing authors, some of whom were commissioned for this new edition, include Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Nagel, Alan Goldman, John Finnis, Sallie Tisdale, Jerome Neu, Robin West, Louise Collins, Alan Wertheimer, Greta Christina, John Corvino, Cheshire Calhoun, Raja Halwani, Yolanda Estes, and others. The editors provide a comprehensive bibliography of over 700 philosophical and general readings in sexuality. Intended in part as a textbook for use in university courses in the philosophy of sex, gender, and ethics, the book is also a valuable resource for researchers in sexuality and a reader-friendly introduction to puzzles about sexuality for anyone who enjoys exploring this ubiquitous human experience.
Part 1 Part I. Analysis and Perversion Chapter 2 Chapter 1. The Analytic Categories of the Philosophy of Sex Chapter 3 Chapter 2. Are We Having Sex Now or What? Chapter 4 Chapter 3. Sexual Perversion Chapter 5 Chapter 4. Sexual Behavior: Another Position Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Plain Sex Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Masturbation, Again Chapter 8 Chapter 7. Sex Chapter 9 Chapter 8. Is Cybersex Sex? Part 10 Part II. Homosexuality and Reproduction Chapter 11 Chapter 9. The Wrong of Homosexuality Chapter 12 Chapter 10. Homosexuality and Infertility Chapter 13 Chapter 11. Periodic Continence Chapter 14 Chapter 12. In Defense of Homosexuality Chapter 15 Chapter 13. Beyond Gay Marriage: The Road to Polyamory Chapter 16 Chapter 14. In Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Chapter 17 Chapter 15. Sexual Identity and Sexual Justice Part 18 Part III. Use, Objectification, and Consent - the Theory Chapter 19 Chapter 16. Sexual Morality and the Concept of Using Another Person Chapter 20 Chapter 17. Sexual Exploitation and the Value of Persons Chapter 21 Chapter 18. Sexual Use Chapter 22 Chapter 19. Consent and Sexual Relations Chapter 23 Chapter 20. The Harms of Consensual Sex Chapter 24 Chapter 21. Two Views of Sexual Ethics: Promiscuity, Pedophilia, and Rape Chapter 25 Chapter 22. Virtue Ethics, Casual Sex, and Objectification Part 26 Part IV. Use, Objectification, and Consent - Applied Topics Chapter 27 Chapter 23. Prostitution: A Subjective Position Chapter 28 Chapter 24. "Whether from Reason or Prejudice": Taking Money for Bodily Services Chapter 29 Chapter 25. Pornography as Embodied Practice Chapter 30 Chapter 26. Talk Dirty to Me Chapter 31 Chapter 27. Pornography and the Social Sciences Chapter 32 Chapter 28. Power, Sex, and Friendship in Academia Chapter 33 Chapter 29. Antioch's 'Sexual Offense Policy': A Philosophical Exploration Chapter 34 Chapter 30. AH! My Foolish Heart: A Reply to Alan Soble's "Antioch's 'Sexual Offense Policy': A Philosophical Exploration." Part 35 Suggested Readings