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Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics

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Sexual ethics has historically been a bleak landscape of three false alternatives – resist, abstain, or indiscriminately indulge. In Eros and Ethos, philosopher Jason Stotts presents a radical new alternative in which sex is an ethically important part of a rich human life. He shows how sex is a significant expression of our character, because sex arises out of the deepest ...more
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Published February 9th 2018 by Erosophia Enterprises
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Jackethan
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jason Stotts has put together a remarkable presentation of a consistent philosophical approach to the ethics of sex and intimate relationships. The framework laid down in the first section provides an excellent foundation for his ethics. He backs up theoretical explanations with clear examples and precise language. Whether he is talking about lighter subjects or heavy ones, he carries a refreshingly benevolent tone throughout the book, while always remaining sanguine to the demands of justice in ...more
Jen
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So often throughout my reading I thought, “This would be an amazing discussion topic to explore more deeply,” and “This should be used in relationship therapy.” I know I will have to read it again to really soak in all the information provided. The author addresses general philosophy, emotions, love, relationships, a new view of sexual identity, how sex is part of a good life, and more with astounding eloquence. Quite a few times reading this book I stopped and thought, “Wow! Somebody else actua ...more
Rachel Miner
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a really thought provoking presentation of sexual ethics. Whatever viewpoint you come from and whether you agree with the author or not, this book can help you thoroughly explore both philosophical foundations and potential expressions of ethical sexual behavior.
Trey McIntyre
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great introduction to eudaimonistic ethics applied to sex. There are lots of gems in this book including several ways of looking at sexuality that I hadn’t heard or considered before.
Raymond Raad
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book manages to be engaging, useful, and insightful all at once. It’s main strength is it’s rejection of simplistic reductionistic theories in favor of wholistic views of sex, and emotions.

I wrote a much longer review for a philosophy journal:
https://reasonpapers.com/wp-content/u...
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Pavel Urubčík
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a decent book. I like the subject, I like how it connects sex to basic philosophy premises. In that respect it is unique book.
On the less favorable side, the book has too much repetition, summaries and conclusions and summaries again in other chapters of something from previous chapters. The author wanted to shove clarity and link to previously discussed topics, I get it. But I feel the repetition is too much. Also most of the content is explained in far too many words. Lengthy, pretty mu
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Jason Stotts is a philosopher and psychotherapist who has long been interested in the intersection of philosophy and psychology that is sexuality

He received his Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Brandman University in 2015 and his Bachelor of the Arts in both Philosophy and Economics from Denison University in 2006.

In terms of his philosophic work, Jason is primarily interested in sexuali
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