Thursday, April 13, 2006

Philosophy of sex

... [Alan Soble] turned to philosophy of love and sex partly because he loves sex but also because philosophers have neglected sex for 2,000 years. The philosophy of the field hit a peak with Plato, Soble says, with his division of love into eros, philia and the selfless agape. [...]

... [The] book he recommended for me was called Sexual Investigations. ... [It] devotes a long chapter to the ethics of sex.

"It's a very intractable problem," says Soble.

More here.