Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage
By (author) Raja Halwani
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Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage by Raja Halwani
Book DescriptionHow is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together "like a horse and carriage"? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage. The book is structured in three parts: *Love begins by examining how romantic love differs from other types of love, such as friendship and parental love. It asks which properties of love are essential, whether people have a choice in whom they love, and whether lovers have moral obligations to one another that differ from those they owe to others *Sex demonstrates the difficulty in defining sex and the sexual, and examines what constitutes good and bad sex in terms of pleasure, 'naturalness', and moral permissibility. It offers theoretical and applied ethical approaches to a wide range of sexual phenomena *Marriage traces the history of the institution, and describes the various forms in which marriage exists and the reasons why people marry. It also surveys accounts of why people should or should not marry, and introduces the main arguments for and against gay marriage. Features include: * suggestions for further reading * online eResource site with dowloadable discussion questions * a clear, jargon-free writing style.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415993517
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Raja Halwani
Philosophy of Love, Sex, and Marriage, Hardback (April 2010)
How is love different from lust or infatuation? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? This textbook pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage.
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Hardback (December 2007)
This book addresses the ongoing conflict among Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs from a philosophical perspective. The authors argue that ignoring justice and failing to address violations of rights, including the rights of both Palestinians and Israelis to live securely and freely, then a lasting solution to the conflict will remain elusive.
Sex and Ethics, Hardback (January 2007)» View all books by Raja Halwani
This anthology addresses a neglected philosophical field, comprising issues of virtue and ethics versus sexuality and sex. The topics include discussions of particular virtues and vices related to sexuality; the role of sexuality in the ethical life; feminism, sex and virtue; issues surrounding virtue and adultery; promiscuity; and pornography.
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Author Biography - Raja Halwani
Raja Halwani is Professor of Philosophy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the author of Virtuous Liaisons: Care, Love, Sex, and Virtue Ethics, the editor of Sex and Ethics: Essays on Sexuality, Virtue, and the Good Life, and the co-author (with Tomis Kapitan) of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Philosophical Essays on Self-Determination, Terrorism, and the One-State Solution.
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