Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification
By (author) Rae Langton
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Sexual Solipsism by Rae Langton
Book DescriptionRae Langton here draws together her ground-breaking work on pornography and objectification. On pornography she argues from uncontroversial liberal premises to the controversial feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences women, and that women have rights against pornography. On objectification she begins with the traditional idea that objectification involves treating a person as a thing, but then shows that it is through a kind of self-fulfilling projection of beliefs and perceptions of women as subordinate that women are made subordinate and treated as things. These controversial essays in feminist philosophy will be stimulating reading for anyone interested in the status of women in society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199551453
(233mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rae Langton
Sexual Solipsism, Hardback (January 2009)
Rae Langton here draws together her ground-breaking and contentious work on pornography and objectification. She shows how women come to be objectified - made subordinate and treated as things - and she argues for the controversial feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences women, and women have rights against pornography.
Kantian Humility, Paperback (January 2001)» View all books by Rae Langton
An interpretation and defence of Kant's doctrine of things in themselves. Langton argues that his claim that we have no knowledge of things in themselves is not idealism, but epistemic humility: we have no knowledge of the intrinsic properties of substances.
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Author Biography - Rae Langton
Rae Langton is Professor of Philosophy at MIT. She has been affiliated with Monash University, the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University, Sheffield University, and the University of Edinburgh.
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