Debating Pornography (Debating Ethics) (Paperback)
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Pornography is everywhere, and it raises a host of difficult questions. What counts as pornography, first of all? When does material cross the line from being erotic to being objectionable? Where does a person's entitlement to sexual freedom end and another person's right not to feel objectified begin? How should rights be weighed against consequences in deciding what laws and policies ought to be adopted? Philosophers Andrew Altman and Lori Watson explore these and other issues in this succinct and readable for-and-against volume.
About the Author
Andrew Altman is Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at Georgia State University. He specializes in contemporary legal and political philosophy and has published three books, as well as dozens of articles in such journals as Philosophy and Public Affairs, Ethics, and Legal Theory. He is the author of the entries Civil Rights and Discrimination in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Lori Watson is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at University of San Diego and affiliate faculty in the School of Law. She specializes in political philosophy, feminism, and legal philosophy. Her book, Equal Citizenship and Public Reason: A Feminist Political Liberalism (co-authored with Christie Hartley), was published by Oxford University Press in 2018. She is currently working on Debating Sex Work (with Jessica Flannigan), forthcoming from OUP.