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The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings
     

The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings

by Alan Soble, H E. Baber (Contribution by), Sidney Callahan (Contribution by), Greta Christina (Contribution by), John Corvino (Contribution by)
 

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Now in its third edition, this fascinating book illustrates how a philosophical approach to sexuality can shed light on various sexual phenomena, such as pornography, prostitution, sadomasochism, homosexuality, masturbation, sexual perversion, and adultery. A definitive work on a provocative topic. 392 pp.

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Now in its third edition, this fascinating book illustrates how a philosophical approach to sexuality can shed light on various sexual phenomena, such as pornography, prostitution, sadomasochism, homosexuality, masturbation, sexual perversion, and adultery. A definitive work on a provocative topic. 392 pp.

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CHOICE
Praise for earlier editions: . . . provocative yet easily comprehensible . . .
Philosophical Investigations
Profitable for anyone philosophically interested in sex or language.
Essays In Philosophy: A Biannual Journal
Impressively, he [Soble] has constructed a unique and eminently useful anthology rigorous enough to appeal both to philosophers and philosophy majors as well as accessible enough to serve students encountering philosophy for the first time.
Soble’s book is pedagogically very good, able to interest both the philosophically trained as well as introductory-level students and is thus highly recommended.
Booknews
Revising about a quarter of the last edition, Soble (philosophy, U. of New Orleans) presents 30 readings, constituting a survey of philosophical musings on sex, sexuality, and sexual morality. Designed to serve as an introductory survey text for undergraduate courses, the text includes readings that frequently disagree in analysis and theoretical basis. The volume is organized into six sections addressing conceptual analysis, homosexuality, abortion, Kant and sex, rape and harassment, and pornography and prostitution. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Sexualities
This is a significant and timely book. It is a book for everyone—certainly for teachers, students of philosophy of sexuality, and anyone interested in the large questions that bear on the nature of sexuality. The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings appears to be the best collection of essays about the philosophy of sex ever published.
Essays In Philosophy
Impressively, he [Alan Soble] has constructed a unique and eminently useful anthology rigorous enough to appeal both to philosophers and philosophy majors as well as accessible enough to serve students encountering philosophy for the first time. Soble’s book is pedagogically very good, able to interest both the philosophically trained as well as introductory-level students—I have found it superb for my department’s upper-division general education Philosophy of Sex and Love course—and is thus highly recommended.
— Randy Cagle, Humboldt State University
John Kleinig
Few have done more to raise the level of philosophical interest in sex than Alan Soble. This fourth edition of The Philosophy of Sex testifies to the continuing vitality of philosophical endeavor in this area—a balanced, diverse, and provocative set of readings complemented by an excellent topical bibliography.
Essays In Philosophy - Randy Cagle
Impressively, he [Alan Soble] has constructed a unique and eminently useful anthology rigorous enough to appeal both to philosophers and philosophy majors as well as accessible enough to serve students encountering philosophy for the first time. Soble’s book is pedagogically very good, able to interest both the philosophically trained as well as introductory-level students—I have found it superb for my department’s upper-division general education Philosophy of Sex and Love course—and is thus highly recommended.
Richard D. Mohr
With both classic and cutting-edge essays, The Philosophy of Sex, Fourth Edition is the perfect gateway to the expanding field of sexuality studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847684816
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
3rd Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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Alan Soble is professor of philosophy at the University of New Orleans.

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