Category: prostitution

Persons with bodies and opinions

Posted by luno in philosophy and sex, rape, prostitution, sex differences, Deontology, Kant (Friday September 14, 2007 at 1:41 pm)
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O’Neill addresses the Kantian moral concepts of not treating others as means (i.e., using them) and treating them positively as persons, how these are related, and finally how “an adequate understanding of what it is to treat others as persons must view them not abstractly as possibly consenting adults, but as particular men and women with limited and determinate capacities to understand or consent to proposals of action.” The Kantian moral ideal so far as it has practical application must take account of human limitations.

Sex, Freud, and Weininger (Intro)

Posted by luno in philosophy and sex, Freud, sexualities, prostitution, motherhood, sex differences, marriage, Weininger (Monday August 13, 2007 at 1:50 am)
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Notes on Sigmund Freud, Three Essays on the Theory of Sexuality
According Otto Weininger’s biographer, David Abrahamsen, Freud read an early draft of what later became Sex and Character. The encounter is also dramatized in Joshua Sobol’s play, Weininger’s Night.
—Editor’s note
xiii (Foreword by Nancy Chodorow)
Chodorow writes,
As someone who has written both appreciatively and critically about […]

Nuts and berries and masturbation

Posted by luno in prostitution, philosophy and sex, female criminality, marriage, sex differences, feminism (Monday August 21, 2006 at 2:25 pm)
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Notes on:
Carole Pateman, “Defending Prostitution: Charges against Ericsson.”
[See also Ericsson on prostitution.]
Feminists do not see prostitution as unacceptable because it distributes benefits and burdens unequally; rather, to use Ericsson’s language of inequality, because prostitution is grounded in the inequality of domination and subjection. The problem of domination is both denied by and hidden behind Ericsson’s […]

Damned if we do…

Posted by luno in philosophy and sex, anti-Semitism, prostitution, female criminality, philosophical hatred, Weininger (Tuesday March 28, 2006 at 1:39 pm)
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Notes on: Edward J. Bristow, Prostitution and Prejudice: The Jewish Fight Against White Slavery 1870-1939

Mercenary sex, his and hers

Posted by luno in prostitution, philosophy and sex, pornography, female criminality, sex differences, male criminality (Friday December 30, 2005 at 2:56 pm)
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Notes on:
Lars O. Ericsson, “Charges against Prostitution: An Attempt at a Philosophical Assessment”
[See also

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