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

Web 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 in this manner: metaphysical pessimists believe that sex, unless it’s rigorously constrained by social norms which have become internalized, will tend to be governed by vulgar eros, while metaphysical optimists genuinely believe that sex, on it’s own, will not result in or be vulgar, that by its nature it may effortlessly be and frequently is heavenly. (begin to see the entry, Philosophy of Love. )

Moral Evaluations

Needless to say, we are able to and sometimes do evaluate activity that is sexual: we inquire whether a intimate act—either a specific event of a intimate work (the work we have been doing or might like to do now) or a form of intimate work (say, all cases of homosexual fellatio)—is morally good or morally bad. More especially, we evaluate, or judge, intimate functions become morally obligatory, morally permissible, morally supererogatory, or morally incorrect. Continue reading “Web Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The philosophy of sex explores these subjects both conceptually and normatively”