Augustine sublimate it into love for god and

This preview shows page 5 - 7 out of 8 pages.

-Augustine - sublimate it into love for god and neighbourSecular Response: Sex and Comedy-woody allen-“everything you wanted to know about sex but were afraid to ask”-Foucault’s silence and seriousness: in his analysis of the history of sexuality, F ignores the comedy of sex - in historical literature and in 20th Century film“Western Men” - desire and love-western man (humanity) has been rain for three centuries o the task of telling everything concerning his sexPagan sexuality and christian ethics-open discussionThe enlightenment: sex and the public interest-rise of science and the secular world-“Emerged a political, economic, and technical incitement to talk about sex…analysis, stocktaking, classification, and specification, or quantitative or causal studies.”The state and civil society: the administration and policing of sex-one had to speak of sex…as of a thing to be not simply condemned or tolerated but managed, inserted into systems of utility, regulated for the greater goof od all, made to function according to an optimum. Sex was not simply judged it was a thing one administered.”-Policing sex: consensual, porn, education, medical, etc.Govnt and Population Control- Medicine, Psychiatry & Social Control-nervous disorders-Etiologiey of mental illness-Onanism - masturbation - medical and scientific opinion knows it isnt dangerous-“frauds against procreation”-Crimes against nature-Indecencies-Perversions-Marquis De Sade-Argued everything is natural-Society regulates sexual desire and marriage and even sexual positionsThe case of the Farm Hand (1867)Page of 58
Desire & DiscontentsFoucault Notes-“a few caresses from a little girl” - maybe a little girl touching a mans’ genetalia -Even in terms of our society, when there’s an accusation example coaches for minor leagues, our society takes theses things more seriously than they did even a year ago.-Foucault treats it as an everyday occurrence, his point is how things change over timeDiscursive Erethism & Public Policy-Foucault says, there’s repression but we talk a lot about it, yeah, there’s repression of what your not supposed to do, and yet there’s so much talk about it, and often its about the forbidden thoughts and desire hence confessional mode but now the state is interested in sexual thoughts and sexual desiresThe Middle Ages and The Modern World-“the middle ages has organized mourned the theme of the flesh and the practice of penance a discourse that was markedly unitary…recent centuries, this relative uniformity was broken apart, scattered, and multiplied in Ann explosion of distinct discursivities which took form in demography, biology, mediacine, psychiatry, psychology, ethics, pedagogy, and political criticism-Moral theology of desire and confession VS rational objectification of sex and discourse-Ancient world, late antiquity (dark ages), 11th - early middle ages, 14th late middle ages, renaissance, Reformation, Modern World, Postmodern world-There’s a religious paradigm that controls sex in the past, recent centuries, this has been

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture