Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The philosophy of sex explores these subjects both conceptually and normatively

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The philosophy of sex explores these subjects both conceptually and normatively

The divide between metaphysical optimists and metaphysical pessimists might, then, be placed that way: metaphysical pessimists believe that sex, by itself, does not lead to or become vulgar, that by its nature it can easily be and often is heavenly unless it is rigorously constrained by social norms that have become internalized, will tend to be governed by vulgar eros, while metaphysical optimists think that sexuality. (begin to see the entry, Philosophy of Love. )

Moral Evaluations

Needless to say, we could and sometimes do evaluate sexual intercourse morally: we inquire whether a intimate act—either a specific occurrence of the intimate work (the work we’re doing or wish to accomplish at this time) or a form of intimate work (say, all instances of homosexual fellatio)—is morally good or morally bad. More particularly, we evaluate, or judge, intimate acts become morally obligatory, morally permissible, morally supererogatory, or morally incorrect. For instance: a partner could have a ethical responsibility to participate in intercourse utilizing the other partner; it may be morally permissible for maried people to use contraception while doing coitus; one person’s agreeing to own intimate relations with someone else if the previous does not have any sexual interest of his / her very own but does wish to please the latter may be an act of supererogation; and rape and incest are generally regarded as morally incorrect. Continue reading Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The philosophy of sex explores these subjects both conceptually and normatively