Philosophy and Sex

Philosophy and Sex

By Robert B. Baker (Editor); Kathleen J. Wininger (Editor)

Prometheus Books, Paperback, 9781591026099, 519pp.

Publication Date: August 2009


This classic sourcebook, which has for three decades helped thousands rethink their views of ethics and human sexuality, is all new and totally revised for the challenges of the 21st century.

Featuring essays on adultery, monogamy, perversion, homosexuality, pederasty, sex without love, sexual equality and more, Philosophy and Sex retains its uniqueness and accessibility without compromising quality and versatility. New to this fourth edition are essays on the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts and in South Africa (including a piece on homosexuality and Apartheid by Desmond Tutu), the historical stigmatization of unmarried women ("On Spinsters"), intersexuality, female sexuality and the Vagina Monologues, male and female circumcision, and much more.

About the Author
Robert Baker is William D. Williams professor of philosophy at Union College and director of the Union Graduate College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program. Founding chair of the History of Medical Ethics Affinity Group of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, Baker is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including the award-winning American Medical Ethics Revolution. A four-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, he currently co-directs a grant from the National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center to train research ethicists in transition societies in Central and Eastern Europe.