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The philosophy of sex and love : an introduction

Author
Soble, Alan.
Title
The philosophy of sex and love : an introduction / Alan Soble.
Format
Book
Edition
2nd ed.
Published
St. Paul, MN : Paragon House, 2008.
Description
xx, 327 p. ; 23 cm.
Uniform series
Paragon issues in philosophy.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-305) and index.
Paperback.
Contents
  • The background
  • Projects; the significance of sex and love; secret pictures; sexual pluralism
  • A history of the philosophy of sex and love
  • The ancients; medieval philosophy; modern philosophy; the twentieth century; contemporary philosophy
  • Sex
  • Sexual concepts
  • Analytic questions; sexual activity; sexual desire; social constructionism; polysemicity (polysemy); sexual sensations
  • Sexual perversion
  • St. Thomas Aquinas; problems with natural law; psychological perversion; psychiatry and perversion; a conceptual framework
  • Sexual ethics
  • Contraception; beyond natural law; Immanuel Kant; contemporary Kantian philosophy; utilitarianism; sadomasochism; love
  • Sexual politics
  • Consent, again; pedophilia; prostitution and marriage; marital rape; compulsory heterosexuality; pornography
  • Love
  • Varieties of love
  • What is love?; love and value; eros and agape; evaluating and assessing love; the fine gold thread; concern and benevolence; union
  • Features of love
  • Tangles in theories of love; exclusivity; uniqueness; irreplaceability; constancy; reciprocity
  • Sex, love, and marriage
  • Pauline marriage; the links; sex and love; the death of desire; saving marriage; reasons for monogamy; reasons for marriage
  • Gender
  • Women and men; gender and sex surveys; heterosexual failure; gendered sexuality; gendered love.
Summary
"This introductory textbook is an overview of the nature and the ethics of the many aspects of sex and love"--Provided by publisher.
Kinsey subjects
Love.
Sex attitudes.
Sex ethics.
ISBN
9781557788757 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1557788758 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
176 S74 p4 2008
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute