Sex, Morality, and the Law

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Overview

Sex, Morality, and the Law combines legal and philosophical arguments to focus on six controversial topics; homosexual sex, prostitution, pornography, abortion, sexual harassment, and rape. Suitable for use in several disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels, this anthology includes critical court decisions and essays representing a diversity of conservative, liberal, and feminist positions.

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Combines legal opinions and philosophical analysis to explore the state control of lesbian and gay sex, prostitution, pornography, abortion, sexual harassment, and rape. Each section begins with an introduction and excerpts from relevant court decisions. The 31 essays focus on such topics as homosexuality and the unnaturalness argument, whether feminists should oppose prostitution, liberty and pornography, the moral and legal status of abortion, and a feminist analysis of date rape. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415916356
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Lori Gruen is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College. She has published articles on applied ethics, feminism, and environmental philosophy. George E. Panichas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lafayette College. He has published papers on major figures in the history of political philosophy and human rights.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Lesbian and Gay Sex
Bowers v. Hardwick 4
Romer v. Evans 15
History, Homosexuality, and Political Values: Searching for the Hidden Determinants of Bowers v. Hardwick 32
Homosexuality and the "Unnaturalness Argument" 44
Gay Basics 52
A Moral Justification for Gay and Lesbian Civil Rights Legislation 64
Ch. 2 Prostitution
People v. Johnson 81
Charges against Prostitution: An Attempt at a Philosophical Assessment 87
Prostitution 107
World Whores' Congress Statements 127
Should Feminists Oppose Prostitution? 133
Ch. 3 Pornography
Paris Adult Theatre 1 v. Slaton 151
American Booksellers Assn., Inc. v. Hudnut 164
Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship 174
Pornography, Civil Rights, and Speech 183
Confessions of a Feminist Porno Star 196
Brief Amici Curiae of Feminist Anti-Censorship Taskforce, et al., in American Booksellers Assn. v. Hudnut 199
Liberty and Pornography 223
Ch. 4 Abortion
Griswold v. Connecticut 239
Roe v. Wade 248
Planned Parenthood v. Casey 258
A Defense of Abortion 281
On the Moral and Legal Status of Abortion 296
Why Abortion Is Immoral 308
Abortion through a Feminist Ethics Lens 318
An Ethical Challenge to Prochoice Advocates: Abortion and the Pluralistic Proposition 330
Ch. 5 Sexual Harassment
Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson et al. 347
A Feminist Definition of Sexual Harassment 354
Lost Innocence 368
Sexual Harassment 380
Ch. 6 Rape
Commonwealth v. Mlinarich 397
Enduring Distrust: The Modern Law of Force 410
Rape: On Coercion and Consent 419
Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis 428
Date Rape, Social Convention, and Reasonable Mistakes 444
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