edited by Nicholas Power, Raja Halwani, and Alan Soble
Featuring twenty-nine essays, thirteen of which are new to this edition, this best-selling volume examines the nature, morality, and social meanings of contemporary sexual phenomena. Topics include sexual desire, masturbation, sex on the Internet, homosexuality, transgender and transsexual issues, marriage, consent, exploitation, objectification, rape, pornography, promiscuity, and prostitution.
Preface Chapter 1: Introduction: Alan Soble, The Analytic Categories of the Philosophy of Sex Part I: Analysis and Perversion Chapter 2: Greta Christina, Are We Having Sex Now or What? Chapter 3: Thomas Nagel, Sexual Perversion Chapter 4: Janice Moulton, Sexual Behavior: Another Position Chapter 5: Alan Goldman, Plain Sex Chapter 6: Alan Soble, On Jacking Off, Yet Again Chapter 7: Seiriol Morgan, Sex in the Head Chapter 8: John Portmann, Chatting is Not Cheating Part II: Queer Issues Chapter 9: Stanley Kurtz, Beyond Gay Marriage: The Road to Polyamory Chapter 10: Cheshire Calhoun, In Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Chapter 11: Claudia Card, Gay Divorce: Thoughts on the Legal Regulation of Marriage Chapter 12: William S. Wilkerson, What Is "Sexual Orientation"? Chapter 13: Kayley Vernallis, Bisexual Marriage Chapter 14: Talia Mae Bettcher, Trans Women and the Meaning of "Woman" Chapter 15: Christine Overall, Trans Persons, Cisgender Persons, and Gender Identities Part III: Objectification and Consent - The Theory Chapter 16: Thomas A. Mappes, Sexual Morality and the Concept of Using Another Person Chapter 17: Howard Klepper, Sexual Exploitation and the Value of Persons Chapter 18: Alan Soble, Sexual Use Chapter 19: Ann J. Cahill, Why "Derivatization" Is Better Than "Objectification" Chapter 20: Alan Wertheimer, Consent and Sexual Relations Chapter 21: Robin West, The Harms of Consensual Sex Chapter 22: David Benatar, Two Views of Sexual Ethics: Promiscuity, Pedophilia, and Rape Part IV: Objectification and Consent - Applied Topics Chapter 23: Martha C. Nussbaum, "Whether from Reason or Prejudice": Taking Money for Bodily Services Chapter 24: Raja Halwani, On Fucking Around Chapter 25: Lois Pineau, Date Rape: A Feminist Analysis Chapter 26: H. E. Baber, How Bad Is Rape?-II Chapter 27: Susan J. Brison, Surviving Sexual Violence Chapter 28: Joan Mason-Grant, Pornography as Embodied Practice Chapter 29: Nicholas Power, Cheap Thrills: A Call for More Pornography A Bibliography of the Philosophy of Sex Index About the Editors