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Sex and reason

Author: Richard A Posner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992.
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How much of a say do we have in our own sexuality? More than is commonly assumed, Richard Posner asserts in this intellectually sweeping and compulsively readable account of sexuality and its social control. While acknowledging that sexual drives and orientations are formed in a fundamentally biological matrix, Posner contends that they are also subject to self-interested choice constrained by perceived costs and  Read more...
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Posner, Richard A.
Sex and reason.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)654544176
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Posner
ISBN: 0674802799 9780674802797
OCLC Number: 24319288
Description: vii, 458 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Theoretical sexology --
Autres temps, autres moeurs --
Sexuality and law --
The biology of sex --
Sex and rationality --
The history of sexuality from the perspective of economics --
Optimal regulation of sexuality --
Moral theories of sexuality --
Marriage and the channeling of sex --
The control of pregnancy --
Homosexuality : the policy questions --
The sexual revolution in the courts --
Erotic art, pornography, and nudity --
Coercive sex --
Separating reproduction from sex.
Responsibility: Richard A. Posner.

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