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, 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. (start 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 sexual act—either a specific occurrence of the intimate work (the work our company is doing or might like to do at this time) or a form of sexual work (say, all cases of homosexual fellatio)—is morally good or morally bad. More particularly, we evaluate, or judge, sexual functions become morally obligatory, morally permissible, morally supererogatory, or morally incorrect. More