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Sexual drives are rooted in biology, but we don't act on them blindly. Indeed, as the eminently readable judge and legal scholar Richard Posner shows, we make quite rational choices about sex, based on the costs and benefits perceived.

Drawing on the fields of biology, law, history, religion, and economics, this sweeping study examines societies from ancient Greece to today's Sweden and issues from masturbation, incest taboos, date rape, and gay marriage to Baby M. The first comprehensive approach to sexuality and its social controls, Posner's rational choice theory surprises, explains, predicts, and totally absorbs.

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Sexual drives are rooted in biology, but we don't act on them blindly. Indeed, as the eminently readable judge and legal scholar Richard Posner shows, we make quite rational choices about sex,based on the costs and benefits perceived.

Drawing on the fields of biology, law, history, religion, and economics, this sweeping study examines societies from ancient Greece to today's Sweden andissues from masturbation, incest taboos, date rape, and gay marriage to Baby M. The first comprehensive approach to sexuality and its social controls, Posner's rational choice theory surprises, explains, predicts, and totally absorbs.

About the Author

Richard A. Posner is Circuit Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

University of Chicago Law School

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART ONE: The History of Sexuality

1. Theoretical Sexology
The Development of the Field
Social Constructionism (with a Glance at Gender Disorders)
Other Threads in the Multidisciplinary Tapestry

2. Autres Temps, Autres Moeurs
The History of Western Sexual Mores
The Sexual Mores of Non-Western Cultures

3. Sexuality and Law

PART TWO: A Theory of Sexuality

4. The Biology of Sex
The Biological Basis and Character of "Normal" Sex
The Biology of "Deviant" Sex
Conclusion and Critique

5. Sex and Rationality
The Benefits of Sex
The Costs of Sex
Complementarity of Sexual Practices

6. The History of Sexuality from the Perspective of Economics
Greek Love and the Institutionalization of Pederasty
Monasticism, Puritanism, and Christian Sex Ethics
Swedish Permissiveness
Three Stages in the Evolution of Sexual Morality

7. Optimal Regulation of Sexuality
The Model of Morally Indifferent Sex Elaborated
The Externalities of Sex
Incest and Revulsion
The Efficacy of Sexual Regulations
Designing an Optimal Punishment Scheme for Sex Crimes
The Political Economy of Sexual Regulation

8. Moral Theories of Sexuality
Are Moral Theories Falsifiable?
Christian and Liberal Theories of Sex
Sexual Radicals

PART THREE: The Regulation of Sexuality

9. Marriage and the Channeling of Sex
Restrictions on Marrying
Regulating Nonmarital Sex

10. The Control of Pregnancy
Contraception
Abortion

11. Homosexuality: The Policy Questions
The Phenomenon Reconsidered
Relations between Consenting Adults: Sodomy Laws and Homosexual Marriage
Discrimination against Homosexuals, with Particular Reference to Military Service

12. The Sexual Revolution in the Courts
From Griswold v. Connecticut to Roe v. Wade
Bowers v. Hardwick and Beyond

13. Erotic Art, Pornography, and Nudity
The Economy of Erotic Representation
The Social Consequences of Pornography
Deciding What-If Anything-to Punish

14. Coercive Sex
Sexual Abuse of Adults
Sexual Abuse of Children

15. Separating Reproduction from Sex
Adoption
Artificial Insemination and the Issue of Surrogate Motherhood
Eugenics and Population

Conclusion

Acknowledgements

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674802803
Author:
Posner, Richard A.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
The Honorable Richard A. Posner
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sexuality
Subject:
Human Sexuality
Subject:
Sex
Subject:
Sex (psychology)
Subject:
Sex customs
Subject:
Sex and law
Subject:
Rationalism
Subject:
Sex -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
General Law
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
6
Publication Date:
January 1992
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 Tables
Pages:
468
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 23 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Sexual drives are rooted in biology, but we don't act on them blindly. Indeed, as the eminently readable judge and legal scholar Richard Posner shows, we make quite rational choices about sex,based on the costs and benefits perceived.

Drawing on the fields of biology, law, history, religion, and economics, this sweeping study examines societies from ancient Greece to today's Sweden andissues from masturbation, incest taboos, date rape, and gay marriage to Baby M. The first comprehensive approach to sexuality and its social controls, Posner's rational choice theory surprises, explains, predicts, and totally absorbs.

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