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This article traces public debates about sexual practices that have found their way into recent philosophical and other academic publications. It examines the ideals and standards some ethicists have proposed for guiding our sexual lives, even those lived away from the public spotlight. Many debates about sex concern sexual practices that transgress long-standing sexual mores, practices such as extramarital sex, same-sex sex, and paid sex. Debates about transgressive sexual acts often focus on whether the traditional social barriers against them are rationally defensible. Other debates about sex concern sexual practices that involve harm, coercion, or social subordination, such as rape, pornography, harassment, and ‘unsafe’ sex.
Nancy Tuana is the Dupont/Class of 1949 Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Rock Ethics Institute. Her books include Engendering Rationalities (2001), Feminism and Science(1998), The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature (1993), Revealing Male Bodies (2002), and Women and the History of Philosophy (1992). She is currently co-editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy and series editor of the Penn State Press series Re-Reading the Canon.
Laurie Shrage received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego and is Professor of Philosophy at Florida International University. Her books include Abortion and Social Responsibility (Oxford 2003), Moral Dilemmas of Feminism (Routledge 1994), an edited collection You’ve Changed: Sex Reassignment and Personal Identity (Oxford 2009), and the co-authored textbook Philosophizing About Sex (Broadview 2015). She served as co-editor of Hypatia from 1998-2003. She has contributed several pieces to “The Stone,” in The New York Times http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/author/laurie-shrage/ and is currently working on a project that examines the relationships among mass incarceration, segregation, and the spike in hiv/AIDS among African Americans: https://lauriejshrage.wordpress.com/research/women-and-hivaids/ ; https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/12/opinion/why-are-so-many-black-women-dying-of-aids.html
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