Sexuality has captured the imagination of thinkers since antiquity. It has inspired numerous creative works and posed myriad ethical, legal, and social challenges. Unlike other references, which discuss the medical aspects of sexuality, this encyclopedia explores sexuality as the subject of philosophy. Through more than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on thinkers, topics, movements, religions, and concepts, the encyclopedia locates sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.
Sexuality has captured the imagination of countless poets, artists, and theorists since antiquity. It has inspired numerous creative works and posed myriad ethical, legal, and social challenges. Because it is so central to society, various thinkers have pondered its philosophical dimensions. The first of its kind, this reference offers comprehensive coverage of the philosophy of sex.
The entries are written by more than 100 expert contributors and cite current scholarship.
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More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.Review:
"This 2-volume set is a fascinating, but scholarly work that discusses the philosophical theories and concepts underlying one of everyone's favorite subjects."–
Against the Grain
"Sex is the root of many other political issues, including pornography, prostitution, rape and sex education. This new guide explores the different schools of thought on each of these subjects. However, its scope extends far beyond sexual politics or even current thinking."–
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Book Description Greenwood, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110313334242