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October 26, 2020 PHL606 B: Goldman's notion of "plain sex" might make it hard for him to explain the wrongness of rape--specifically, our intuition that rape is an extremely serious violation of a person. Why? Do you think Goldman could respond adequately to this objection? Goldman has a notion of “plain sex” that states the concept of “plain sex” is embedded in a context that is cultural, moral, and credulous which needs to be removed to fully understand it. It does not need to fulfill a certain means-end analysis. Sexual desire for “plain sex” is a result of desire for contact with another person’s body and the pleasure that contact produces, and sexual activity fulfills this desire. The only morality that is needed by sex is such general moral rules that would apply to the treatment of other perople that apply in any circumstance of interaction regardless of whether or not it’s related to sex as sex provides meaningful opportunity to act on another person’s autonomy and vulnerability. Goldman recognizes that rape is a sex act and that rape is immmoral, and that this is a part of sexual morality with no impact on non-sexual interactions. 1 He further states the immorality in this conduct derives from

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