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The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  76 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Leading philosophers discuss a range of issues relating to sex in this revised and expanded version of Alan Soble's popular anthology of essays. New material includes date rape and sexual harassment.
Paperback, Third Edition, 376 pages
Published August 28th 1997 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published January 1st 1991)
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Savanna
In "Plain Sex," Alan Goldman argues that means-end theories of sexual desire fail to achieve a reflective equilibrium (which means they’re logically inconsistent with other beliefs and intuitions), that sexual desire can be explained simply as desire for contact with someone’s body for the sake of physical pleasure, and that sex acts seek to fulfill that desire. I’ll outline his argument and object that his definition of sexual desire is too inclusive.
Rather than sexual desire being a means to
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Kristina
A decent combination of philosophical essays. Pick your poison!
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Loved it. Some of the articles made me mad as hell, but I learned a lot.
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