Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

by Rae Langton
     
 

Rae Langton here draws together her ground-breaking work on pornography and objectification. On pornography she argues from uncontroversial liberal premises to the controversial feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences women, and that women have rights against pornography. On objectification she begins with the traditional idea that

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Rae Langton here draws together her ground-breaking work on pornography and objectification. On pornography she argues from uncontroversial liberal premises to the controversial feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences women, and that women have rights against pornography. On objectification she begins with the traditional idea that objectification involves treating a person as a thing, but then shows that it is through a kind of self-fulfilling projection of beliefs and perceptions of women as subordinate that women are made subordinate and treated as things. These controversial essays in feminist philosophy will be stimulating reading for anyone interested in the status of women in society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199551453
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,239,049
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts
2. Responses to Objections
3. Scorekeeping in a Pornographic Language Game
4. Whose Right? Ronald Dworkin, Women, and Pornographers
5. Duty and Desolation
6. Autonomy Denial in Objectification
7. Humean Projection in Objectification
8. Exclusion and Objectification
9. Beyond a Pragmatic Critique of Reason
10. Sexual Solipsism
11. Love and Solipsism
Bibliography

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