Philosophy and Sex (Paperback)

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

Prometheus Books, 9781591026099, 519pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 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 B. Baker (Schenectady, NY) is the William D. Williams Professor of Philosophy at Union College as well as director and professor of bioethics in the Union Graduate College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine Bioethics Program. He has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited several books and government reports, including the award-winning American Medical Ethics Revolution. Kathleen J. Wininger (Portland, ME) is associate professor of philosophy and women and gender studies at the University of Southern Maine and is the author of Nietzsche's Reclamation of Philosophy. She has published articles on moral theory, African philosophy, film interpretation, and various aspects of Nietzsche's philosophy. The late Frederick Elliston, co-editor of the first edition, taught philosophy at Trinity College, York University, Union College, and the University of Hawaii.