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Sex, preference, and family : essays on law and nature

Author: David M Estlund; Martha Craven Nussbaum
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998, 1997.
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Sex, Preference, and Family brings together seventeen eminent philosophers and legal scholars who offer illuminating and often provocative commentary on sexuality (including sexual behavior, sexual orientation, and the role of pornography in shaping sexuality), on the family (including both same-sex and single-parent families), and on the proper role of law in these areas. The essayists are all fiercely independent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sex, preference, and family.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998, 1997
(DLC) 95049825
(OCoLC)33898909
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David M Estlund; Martha Craven Nussbaum
ISBN: 0585278334 9780585278339
OCLC Number: 45727444
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 368 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part I: Shaping sex, preference, and family --
The social construction and reconstruction of care / Michele M. Moody-Adams --
Constructing love, desire, and care / Martha C. Nussbaum --
Sexual orientation and gender: dichotomizing differences / Susan Moller Okin --
Part II: Sex --
Democratic sex: Reynolds v. U.S., sexual relations and community / Nancy L. Rosenblum --
Sexuality and liberty: making room for nature and tradition? / Stephen Macedo --
Pornography left and right / Catherine A. Mackinnon --
The visit and the video: publication and the line between sex and speech / David M. Estlund --
Shaping and sex: commentary on parts I and II / David M. Estlund --
Part III: Preference --
The economic approach to homosexuality / Richard A. Posner --
The sexual economist and legal regulation of the sexual orientations / Janet E. Halley --
Homosexuality and the Constitution / Cass R. Sunstein --
Natural law, morality, and sexual complementarity / Paul J. Weithman --
Part IV: Family --
All in the family and in all families: membership, loving and owing / Martha Minow --
Beyond lesbian and gay 'families we choose' / William N. Eskridge, Jr. --
Causes of declining well-being among U.S. children / William A. Galston --
The consequences of single motherhood / Sara Mclanahan --
Preference and family: commentary on Parts III and IV / Martha C. Nussbaum
Responsibility: edited by David M. Estlund and Martha C. Nussbaum.

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Sex, Preference, and Family brings together seventeen eminent philosophers and legal scholars who offer illuminating and often provocative commentary on sexuality (including sexual behavior, sexual orientation, and the role of pornography in shaping sexuality), on the family (including both same-sex and single-parent families), and on the proper role of law in these areas. The essayists are all fiercely independent thinkers and offer intriguing and controversial proposals.

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