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The sleep of reason : erotic experience and sexual ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Martha Craven Nussbaum; Juha Sihvola
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it. So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome. But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics. The Sleep of Reason brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normally kept separate: how is erotic experience  Read more...
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Nussbaum, Martha C.
Sleep of Reason : Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Craven Nussbaum; Juha Sihvola
ISBN: 9780226923314 0226923312
OCLC Number: 940843498
Description: 1 online resource (468 p.)
Contents: 11. The Incomplete Feminism of Musonius Rufus, Platonist, Stoic, and Roman12. Eros and Aphrodisia in the Works of Dio Chrysostom; 13. Enacting Eros; 14. The Erotic Experience of Looking: Cultural Conflict and the Gaze in Empire Culture; 15. Agents and Victims: Constructions of Gender and Desire in Ancient Greek Love Magic; Appendix: Major Historical Figures Discussed; Contributors; Indexes.
Responsibility: edited by Martha C. Nussbaum and Juha Sihvola.

Abstract:

Sex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it. So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome. But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics. The Sleep of Reason brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normally kept separate: how is erotic experience understood in classical texts of various kinds, and what ethical judgments and philosophical arguments are made about sex? From same-sex desire to conjugal love,

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