Desire, Love, and Identity: Philosophy of Sex and Love by Gary FosterDesire, Love, and Identity: Philosophy of Sex and Love by Gary Foster

Desire, Love, and Identity: Philosophy of Sex and Love

byGary Foster

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An engaging and accessible introduction to the subject, this text explores love and sex as defining features of our identity. Through thirty-nine classic and contemporary articles, as well as original contributions written by emerging voices in the field, Desire, Love, and Identity covers awide range of topics, such as sexual objectification, the ethics of sex work, love and sex online, friendship, polyamory, and BDSM.
Gary Foster is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at Wilfrid Laurier University. He has published on the philosophy of love and personal identity in The Journal of Philosophical Psychology; Ethical Theory and Moral Practice; and Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review.
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Title:Desire, Love, and Identity: Philosophy of Sex and LoveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.78 inPublished:September 22, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

* Commissioned for this volumeNote: most chapters begin with an introduction, and conclude with a discussion and suggestions for further readingPrefacePART 1: SEXIntroduction to the Philosophy of SexSection 1: Sexual Desire1. The Structure of Sexual Desire"Sexual Desire" by Jean-Paul Sartre"Sexual Perversion" by Thomas Nagel2. The Object(s) of Sexual Desire"Objects of Desire" by Rockney Jacobsen (Wilfrid Laurier University)*"Why Sexuality Matters" by John Russon (University of Guelph)*3. Sex: Art or Science?"Scientia Sexualis" by Michel Foucault"Challenging Norms: The Co-creative Core of Erotic Life" by Real Fillion (Universite de Sudbury)*4. Talking About Sex"We 'Other Victorians'" by Michel Foucault"The Speaker's Benefit and the Case of Dan Savage" by Ada S. Jaarsma (Mount Royal University)*"Are We Having Sex Now or What?" by Greta CristinaSection 2; Objectification and Sexual Identity5. Sexual Objectification"Of Duties to the Body in Regard to the Sexual Impulse" by Immanuel Kant"Objectification" by Martha C. Nussbaum"The Ethics of Sexual Objectification: Autonomy and Consent" by Patricia Marino6. Derivatization and Degenitalization"Sexual Assault as Derivatization" by Emily Ann Parker*"Cross-Dressing, Trans, and All Stops In-Between" by Michael Gilbert (York University)*Section 3: Ethics and Sexual Issues7. The Ethics of Sex Work"Sex Work and Desexualization: Foucauldian Reflections on Sex Work" by Chloe Taylor (University of Alberta)*"The Rights and Wrongs of Prostitution" by Julia O'Connell Davidson8. Other Ethical Issues"Resolving the Gamer's Dilemma" by Christopher Bartel"BDSM: My Apology" by Yolanda Estes*PART 2: LOVEIntroduction to the Philosophy of LoveSection 4; The Nature of Love9. Traditions of LoveFrom The Symposium: "Aristophanes' Speech" and "Socrates' Speech" by Plato"The Ethical and Mystical Import of Kama; Sexual/Erotic Passion in Classical Indian Tradition" by Rekha Navneet*10. What is Love?"Appraisal and Bestowal" by Irving Singer"Physical Beauty and Romantic Love" by Glenn Parsons (Ryerson University)*11. Agape and Eros"Two Views of Love" by Alan Soble"On Love and Its Reasons" by Harry G. FrankfurtSection 5; Romantic Love12. Love and Identity"First Attitude toward Others: Love, Language, Masochism" by Jean-Paul Sartre"Romantic Love" by Robert C. Solomon"The Identity Theory of Love" by Robert C. Solomon13. Love and Identity in Question"The Woman in Love" by Simone de Beauvoir"The Problem with 'We': Rethinking Joint Identity in Romantic Love" by Noel MerinoSection 6: Relationships and Marriage14. Ethical Relationships"Ethical Polyamory and Responsibility" by Alexis Shotwell (Carleton University)*"Different and Unequal: Rethinking Justice in Intimate Relationships" by Lauren Bialystok (University of Toronto)*15. Marriage"Marriage and Monogamy" by Immanuel Kant"The Meaning of Marriage" by Jill Rusin (Wilfrid Laurier University)*"Marriage for Everybody: What Is Marriage Equality?" by Elizabeth Brake*Section 7: Friendship16. What is Friendship?From The Nicomachean Ethics: "Friendship and Partnership" by Aristotle17. Friendship and Value"The Politics of Love" by Tony Milligan*"How to Lose Friends" by Annette C. Baier18. Friendship and Love Online"The Obstacles against Reaching the Highest Level of Aristotelian Friendship Online" by Robert Sharp"Internet Dating: Challenges to Love and Personal Identity" by Gary FosterBibliography

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"Desire, Love, and Identity: Philosophy of Sex and Love offers an engaging, accessible introduction to the exciting field of philosophy of love and it successfully stimulates further investigation in a very challenging, eternally problematic area -- not simply the sexual or the amorousencounter, but the encounter between self and the Other." --Dr. Rossitsa Terzieva-Artemis, Metapsychology Online