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Philosophy of Love and Sex Essay Professor- Bradley Richards Student Name- Sai Madala Student Number- 500526214 Distance Education Class Due Date- July 16 th , 2016
1 | P a g e Nagel in his article “Sexual Perversion” primarily focuses on the issue of sexual perversion. In his writing he made a clear distinction between natural and unnatural sex. He offered us with a skeletal of complete sexual relationship and used this to describe sexual perversion. He educated the readers that sexual perversion lacks mutual recognition which results in not fully completing the sexual relationship model. This paper will clearly explain Nagel's theories and will focus on the merits of his philosophy. It will also attempt to convince the reader that the author's ideas are valid. It will finally suggest some alternative possibilities to the writer's theory. According to Nagel sexual desire is similar to appetites such as hunger and thirst. He says sexual desire is also one such physical desire which needs to be satisfied. The satisfaction this appetite gives is what counts the most as it is important to calm the sexual desire one possesses. Nagel also states clearly in his writing that there is no natural method or way to satisfy this appetite or desire. Even though one might want this desire to be satisfied in different ways Nagel says it is nothing but just a matter of personal preference. Nagel goes on to explain that all human activities including eating involve two main elements. A psychological element he called psychological complex. Psychological complex is nothing but a method we use psychologically to relate to the "external world". Second there has to be no restrictions to the act of eating as it is crucial to the survival of human beings.
2 | P a g e Nagel claims that there is also a psychological complex in the context of sex as response to sexual inclination. Nagel has named this complex reflexive mutual recognition. Nagel uses the example of most famous romantic couple Romeo and Juliet to explain the concept of reflexive mutual recognition.

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