Ethics and Religion

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Social Control of Sexuality Ø Ethics and Religion
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Ethics and Religion Ethics: A system of moral principles, a way of deciding what is right and wrong. Hedonism - belief that the goal of human life is pursuit of pleasure, avoidance of pain and fulfillment of physical needs and desires. Asceticism - an approach to life emphasizing discipline and impulse control.
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Ethics and Religion Legalism - following a moral law or set of principles. Situationism - based on human experience, and in matters of sexual morality, tends to focus on relationships rather than rules. Few ethical systems are purely hedonistic or ascetic or entirely legalistic or situationist - most lie between these extremes.
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Ethics and Religion Classical Greek philosophy - violent passion must be avoided to achieve wisdom and cultivate virtue. Pederasty - a sexual relationship between an older man and a younger one.
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Judaism - sex seen as a deep and intimate part of a relationship between two people. Hebrew scriptures see sexual behavior as an aspect of
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2306 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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