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Philosophy of Sex

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 7
Module lead
Fiona Woollard
Academic year

Module overview

In this module you will explore some major philosophical questions related to sex. We will begin by considering the nature of sex, discussing a range of theories of sex including the traditional view of sex as essentially connected to reproduction and “plain sex” theories that emphasise sexual pleasure. In the second section of the module, we will connect theories of sex to concrete issues in the ethics of sexual behaviour, discussing issues such as rape, monogamy and prostitution.

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