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The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Sex and Sexuality

Edited by: Brian D. Earp , Clare Chambers , Lori Watson

Print publication date:  May  2022
Online publication date:  May  2022

Print ISBN: 9781138370678
eBook ISBN: 9781003286523
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This Handbook covers the most urgent, controversial, and important topics in the philosophy of sex. It is both philosophically rigorous and yet accessible to specialists and non-specialists, covering ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, the philosophy of science, and the philosophy of language, and featuring interactions with neighboring disciplines such as psychology, bioethics, sociology, and anthropology.

The volume’s 40 chapters, written by an international team of both respected senior researchers and essential emerging scholars, are divided into eight parts:   

I. What is Sex? Is Sex Good?
II. Sexual Orientations
III. Sexual Autonomy and Consent
IV. Regulating Sexual Relationships
V. Pathologizing Sex and Sexuality
VI. Contested Desires
VII. Objectification and Commercialized Sex
VIII. Technology and the Future of Sex

The broad scope of coverage, depth in insight and research, and accessibility in language make The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Sex and Sexuality a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to the subject as well as an invaluable reference work for advanced students and researchers in the field. 

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  What is a Sexual Act? Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Eroticisms in Cross-Cultural Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Value of Sex Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Is There a Right to Sex? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Concept and Significance of Virginity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  What is a Sexual Orientation? Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Sexual Orientation, Sexual Desires, and Choice Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Queer and Straight Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Asexuality Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Feminist Heterosexuality Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Heterosexual Male Sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Radical Feminist Analysis of Heterosexuality Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Lesbian Feminism Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Flirting Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sex and Consent Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Beyond Consent Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sexual Autonomy, Consent, and Reproductive Control Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sexual Practices and Relationships Among Young People Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sex and Disability Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sexual Consent, Aging, and Dementia Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Monogamy Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Plural Marriage and Equality Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Sex, Marriage, and Race Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Ethics of Relationship Anarchy Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Eugenic Logic of Sexual Normality Download PDF
Chapter  26:  “Disordering” Sex Through Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Religion and Sexual Shame Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Homophobia and Conversion ‘Therapies’ Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The Ethics and Politics of Sexual Preference Download PDF
Chapter  30:  BDSM Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Critiquing Consensual Adult Incest Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Pedophilia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Sexual Objectification Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The Civil-Rights Approach to Pornography Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Pornography and the “Sex Wars” Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Case for Decriminalizing Sex Work Download PDF
Chapter  37:  An Equality Approach to Prostitution Download PDF
Chapter  38:  The Ethics of Matching Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The Ethics of Humanoid Sex Robots Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Sex and Emergent Technologies Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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