11.26.07 Goldman Plain Sex

11.26.07 Goldman Plain Sex - Goldman Plain Sex What sex is...

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Goldman “Plain Sex” What sex is not Moral implications of sex? - (Pardon of May, the 2007 Thanksgiving turkey)
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From last time What sex is (the fulfillment of a desire for the (visceral) body contact with another human being).
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What Sex Is Not Means-Ends Definitions - These attempt to define (proper) sex by some external standards. - Sex that does not fit these standards is determined to be abnormal or unnatural. - Goldman thinks all means-ends definitions of sex are not right. - (we'll see some examples on the slides to follow)
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What Sex Is Not (means-ends definitions) Meant only for procreation - This certainly isn't the only “function” of sex (but it certainly is A function) - Contraception has made it possible to have sex even if it is not intended to result in a pregnancy. - We can separate our desire for pregnancy from our desire to have sex. - Depending on context, many acts can count as sexual. But these aren't intended to nor can they result in a pregnancy. Inconsistency—these acts aren't called into question.
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What Sex Is Not (means-ends definitions) An expression of “romantic” love
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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11.26.07 Goldman Plain Sex - Goldman Plain Sex What sex is...

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