Philosophy of love, sex, and marriage : an introduction

Raja Halwani

How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together "like a horse and carriage"? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage. The book is structured in three parts: Love begins by examining how romantic love differs from other types of love, such as friendship and parental love. It asks which properties of love are essential, whether people have a choice in whom they love, and whether lovers have moral obligations to one another that differ from those they owe to others Sex demonstrates the difficulty in defining sex and the sexual, and examines what constitutes good and bad sex in terms of pleasure, 'naturalness', and moral permissibility. It offers theoretical and applied ethical approaches to a wide range of sexual phenomena Marriage traces the history of the institution, and describes the various forms in which marriage exists and the reasons why people marry. It also surveys accounts of why people should or should not marry, and introduces the main arguments for and against gay marriage. Features include: suggestions for further reading online eResource site with dowloadable discussion questions a clear, jargon-free writing style.

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How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together "like a horse and carriage"? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage. The book is structured in three parts: Love begins by examining how romantic love differs from other types of love, such as friendship and parental love. It asks which properties of love are essential, whether people have a choice in whom they love, and whether lovers have moral obligations to one another that differ from those they owe to others Sex demonstrates the difficulty in defining sex and the sexual, and examines what constitutes good and bad sex in terms of pleasure, 'naturalness', and moral permissibility. It offers theoretical and applied ethical approaches to a wide range of sexual phenomena Marriage traces the history of the institution, and describes the various forms in which marriage exists and the reasons why people marry. It also surveys accounts of why people should or should not marry, and introduces the main arguments for and against gay marriage. Features include: suggestions for further reading online eResource site with dowloadable discussion questions a clear, jargon-free writing style.

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[目次]

  • Part I: Love Chapter 1: What Is Love? 1. Three Types of Love 2. Characterizing Romantic Love 3. Romantic Love as an Emotion 4. Generally Necessary Features of Romantic Love 5. Romantic Love and Infatuation Chapter 2: Romantic Love 1. Aristophanes on Union 2. Nozick, Soble, and Solomon on Union 3. Romantic Love and Robust Concern 4. Sex and the Durability of Romantic Love Chapter 3: The Basis of Romantic Love 1. Socrates' Speech in Praise of Romantic Love 2. Loving for Reasons 3. What Do We Love? Properties of the Beloved 4. Different Types of Properties and Love's Durability and Depth Chapter 4: Love and Morality 1. Love and Morality 2. Moral Restrictions on Love 3. The Prudentiality of Love Part II: Sex Chapter 5: What Is Sex? 1. Defining Sexual Acts 2. Defining Sexual Desire 3. Defining Sexual Pleasure 4. Casual Sex, Adultery, and Prostitution Chapter 6: Sex, Pleasure, and Morality 1. Sexual Pleasure and Other Values of Sex Acts 2. Consequentialism and Sex 3. Virtues, Vices, and Sex Chapter 7: Sexual Objectification 1. What Is Sexual Objectification? 2. What Is Morally Wrong with Sexual Objectification? 3. Nussbaum on Objectification 4. Soble on Objectification 5. Kant and Objectification 6. Women and Pornography Chapter 8: Sexual Perversion and Fantasy 1. Sexual Perversion 2. Fantasy Part III: Marriage Chapter 9: What Is Marriage? 1. Defining Marriage 2. Monogamy Chapter 10: Controversies Over Same-Sex Marriage 1. Preliminaries 2. The Natural Law Tradition 3. The Slippery Slope Argument 4. The "Undermining Marriage" Argument 5. Richard Mohr's Argument for Same-Sex Marriage 6. Cheshire Calhoun's Argument for Same-Sex Marriage 7. Claudia Card's Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage 8. The Assimilation and Cultural Injustice Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage 9. The Political Question

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  • Part I: Love Chapter 1: What Is Love? 1. Three Types of Love 2. Characterizing Romantic Love 3. Romantic Love as an Emotion 4. Generally Necessary Features of Romantic Love 5. Romantic Love and Infatuation Chapter 2: Romantic Love 1. Aristophanes on Union 2. Nozick, Soble, and Solomon on Union 3. Romantic Love and Robust Concern 4. Sex and the Durability of Romantic Love Chapter 3: The Basis of Romantic Love 1. Socrates' Speech in Praise of Romantic Love 2. Loving for Reasons 3. What Do We Love? Properties of the Beloved 4. Different Types of Properties and Love's Durability and Depth Chapter 4: Love and Morality 1. Love and Morality 2. Moral Restrictions on Love 3. The Prudentiality of Love Part II: Sex Chapter 5: What Is Sex? 1. Defining Sexual Acts 2. Defining Sexual Desire 3. Defining Sexual Pleasure 4. Casual Sex, Adultery, and Prostitution Chapter 6: Sex, Pleasure, and Morality 1. Sexual Pleasure and Other Values of Sex Acts 2. Consequentialism and Sex 3. Virtues, Vices, and Sex Chapter 7: Sexual Objectification 1. What Is Sexual Objectification? 2. What Is Morally Wrong with Sexual Objectification? 3. Nussbaum on Objectification 4. Soble on Objectification 5. Kant and Objectification 6. Women and Pornography Chapter 8: Sexual Perversion and Fantasy 1. Sexual Perversion 2. Fantasy Part III: Marriage Chapter 9: What Is Marriage? 1. Defining Marriage 2. Monogamy Chapter 10: Controversies Over Same-Sex Marriage 1. Preliminaries 2. The Natural Law Tradition 3. The Slippery Slope Argument 4. The "Undermining Marriage" Argument 5. Richard Mohr's Argument for Same-Sex Marriage 6. Cheshire Calhoun's Argument for Same-Sex Marriage 7. Claudia Card's Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage 8. The Assimilation and Cultural Injustice Arguments Against Same-Sex Marriage 9. The Political Question

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この本の情報

書名 Philosophy of love, sex, and marriage : an introduction
著作者等 Halwani, Raja
出版元 Routledge
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 vii, 334 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780415993517
9780415993500
NCID BB04774045
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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