Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Paperback | February 1, 2009

byRae Langton

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Rae Langton here draws together her ground-breaking work on pornography and objectification. On pornography she argues from uncontroversial liberal premises to the controversial feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences women, and that women have rights againstpornography. On objectification she begins with the traditional idea that objectification involves treating a person as a thing, but then shows that it is through a kind of self-fulfilling projection of beliefs and perceptions of women as subordinate that women are made subordinate and treated asthings. These controversial essays in feminist philosophy will be stimulating reading for anyone interested in the status of women in society.

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Rae Langton here draws together her ground-breaking work on pornography and objectification. On pornography she argues from uncontroversial liberal premises to the controversial feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences women, and that women have rights againstpornography. On objectification she begins with the tr...

Rae Langton is Professor of Philosophy at MIT. She has been affiliated with Monash University, the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Sheffield University, and the University of Edinburgh.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:February 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199551456

ISBN - 13:9780199551453

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts2. Responses to Objections3. Scorekeeping in a Pornographic Language Game4. Whose Right? Ronald Dworkin, Women, and Pornographers5. Duty and Desolation6. Autonomy Denial in Objectification7. Humean Projection in Objectification8. Exclusion and Objectification9. Beyond a Pragmatic Critique of Reason10. Sexual Solipsism11. Love and SolipsismBibliography