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Philosophy of sex and love : an opinionated introduction / by Patricia Marino.

Author/Creator:
Marino, Patricia, 1966- author.
Publication:
New York : Routledge, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 237 pages : 23 cm
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Subjects:
Love.
Sex -- Philosophy.
Summary:
Writing for non-specialists and students as well as for fellow philosophers, this book explores some basic issues surrounding sex and love in today's world, among them consent, objectification, non-monogamy, racial stereotyping, and the need to reconcile contemporary expectations about gender equality with our beliefs about how love works. Author Patricia Marino argues that we cannot fully understand these issues by focusing only on individual desires and choices. Instead, we need to examine the social contexts within which choices are made and acquire their meanings. That perspective, she argues, is especially needed today, when the values of individualism, self-expression, and self-interest permeate our lives. Marino asks how we can fit these values, which govern so many areas of contemporary life, with the generosity, caring, and selflessness we expect in love and sex.
Contents:
1. Sex, respect, and objectification
2. Objectification, autonomy, and pornography
3. Consent and rape law
4. Sex work
5. Union theories of love
6. Concern theories of love
7. Love, fairness, and equality
8. Orientations of sex and love
9. Love and marriage
10. Sex, love, and race
11. Sex, love, and disability
12. The medicalization of sex and love
13. The economics of sex and love
14. Ethical nonmonogamy.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alec Harris & Carollina Song Fund.
Contributor:
Alec Harris & Carollina Song Fund.
Other format:
Online version: Marino, Patricia, 1966- author. Philosophy of sex
ISBN:
9781138390997
1138390992
9781138391000
113839100X
9780429750670 (ePub ebook)
9780429750687 (PDF ebook)
9780429750663 (Mobipocket ebook)
9780429423000 (ebook)
OCLC:
1089276998