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Patricia Marino

Philosophy of Sex and Love

Routledge 2019

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For those who think that philosophy must speak to everyday experience and ordinary life, it would seem that philosophical questions occasioned by love and...

For those who think that philosophy must speak to everyday experience and ordinary life, it would seem that philosophical questions occasioned by love and sex should take center stage.  Moral, epistemic, metaphysical, and political issues surrounding sex and love pervade our culture.  Where would pop music, television, and fine art be without the dilemmas at the intersection of love and sex?  And yet there are some less familiar philosophical issues lurking as well.

In Philosophy of Sex and Love (Routledge, 2019), Patricia Marino not only introduces a wide range of philosophical issues pertaining to love and sex; she also develops original and compelling positions on the questions she explores.