Synopses & Reviews
This book's thirty essays explore philosophically the nature and morality of sexual perversion, cybersex, masturbation, homosexuality, contraception, same-sex marriage, promiscuity, pedophilia, date rape, sexual objectification, teacher-student relationships, pornography, and prostitution. Authors include Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Nagel, Alan Goldman, John Finnis, Sallie Tisdale, Robin West, Alan Wertheimer, John Corvino, Cheshire Calhoun, Jerome Neu, and Alan Soble, among others. A valuable resource for sex researchers as well as undergraduate courses in the philosophy of sex.
This fascinating book illustrates how a philosophical approach to sexuality can illuminate various sexual phenomena: pornography, prostitution, the difference between women and men in sexual behaviors and attitudes, sadomasochism, homosexuality, masturbation, sexual perversion, and adultry. The third edition of this popular anthology of essays has been revised to expand the sections on homosexuality and sexual morality and to include essays on date rape and sexual harassment.