1st Edition

Ethics and Sex

By Igor Primoratz Copyright 1999
    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    224 Pages
    by Routledge

    Ethics and Sex presents a systematic study of the nature and moral significance of human sexuality and of the major issues in sexual morality.
    The book is divided into two main parts. Part One gives a critical analysis of the key conceptions of human sexuality. Part Two discusses the most important issues in sexual morality: monogamy; adultery; prostitution; homosexuality; paedophilia; sexual harassment and rape.
    In this controversial and accessible book, the author demonstrates that many of the prohibitions that make up conventional sexual morality cannot withstand critical scrutiny.

    Part 1 The Basics; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Sex and Procreation; Chapter 3 Sex and Love; Chapter 4 Sex as Language; Chapter 5 The Pleasure of Sex; Chapter 6 Sexual Perversion; Part 2 The Issues; Chapter 7 Marriage, Adultery, Jealousy; Chapter 8 Prostitution; Chapter 9 Homosexuality; Chapter 10 Pedophilia; Chapter 11 Sexual Harassment and Rape; Chapter 12 Concluding Remarks;


    Igor Primoratz is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is the author of Justifying Legal Punishment (1989 and 1997) and the editor of Human Sexuality (1997).