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.
Table of Contents
The analytic categories of the philosophy of sex / Alan Soble -- Are we having sex now or what? / Greta Christina -- Sexual perversion / Thomas Nagel -- Sexual behavior : another position / Janice Moulton -- Plain sex / Alan Goldman -- Masturbation, again / Alan Soble -- Sex / Christopher Hamilton -- Is cybersex sex? / Louise Collins -- The wrong of homosexuality / John Finnis -- Homosexuality and infertility / Andrew Koppelman -- Periodic continence / Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) -- In defense of homosexuality / John Corvino -- Beyond gay marriage : the road to polyamory / Stanley Kurtz -- In defense of same-sex marriage / Cheshire Calhoun -- Sexual identity and sexual justice / Jerome Neu -- Sexual morality and the concept of using another person / Thomas A. Mappes -- Sexual exploitation and the value of persons / Howard Klepper -- Sexual use / Alan Soble -- Consent and sexual relations / Alan Wertheimer -- The harms of consensual sex / Robin West -- Two views of sexual ethics : promiscuity, pedophilia, and rape / David Benatar -- Virtue ethics, casual sex, and objectification / Raja Halwani -- Prostitution : a subjective position / Yolanda Estes -- Whether from reason or prejudice : taking money for bodily services / Martha C. Nussbaum -- Pornography as embodied practice / Joan Mason-Grant -- Talk dirty to me / Sallie Tisdale -- Pornography and the social sciences / Alan Soble -- Power, sex, and friendship in academia / Deirdre Golash -- Antioch's 'sexual offense policy' : a philosophical exploration / Alan Soble -- Ah! my foolish heart : a reply to Alan Soble's "Antioch's 'sexual offense policy' : a philosophical exploration" / Eva Feder Kittay.