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Unformatted text preview: Phil-140 Fall 2007 TA: Xiao Wei Office Hours: T 12-1, F 11-12, and by appointment Email: [email protected] Antioch Policy: The only kinds of pressures that it is permissible to place on another to agree to sex are those involved in asking verbally and explicitly for consent. Soble’s criticisms to Antioch: I. Policy fails to respect the autonomy of women Autonomous action= action that (1) accords with her conception of what is best to do and (2) where she’s unambivalent about what it is best to do 1. Morality requires assuring that others are acting autonomously—acting according to her unambivalent conception of what is best to do. 2. A woman’s expressed wish in a sexual contexts should be respected--“No” means “No” 3. To be consistent, if men are always to assume that “no” means “no”, even though there is a nontrivial chance that it means “keep trying” or “yes”, then men should assume that a women’s “yes” should always means “yes” 4. Antioch Policy says that “yes” doesn’t mean “yes”—each “escalation” requires a new “yes”.Antioch Policy says that “yes” doesn’t mean “yes”—each “escalation” requires a new “yes”....
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2008 for the course PHIL 140g taught by Professor Kwon during the Fall '07 term at USC.
- Fall '07