Sexual Desire

Sexual Desire

A Philosophical Investigation

Book - 1986
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A dazzling treatise, as erudite and eloquent as Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex and considerably more sound in its conclusion - TLS

"He is an eloquent and practised writer" - The Independent (UK)

When John desires Mary or Mary desires John, what does either of them want? What is meant by innocence, passion, love and arousal, desire, perversion and shame? These are just a few of the questions Roger Scruton addresses in this thought-provoking intellectual adventure. Beginning from purely philosophical premises, and ranging over human life, art and institutions, he surveys the entire field of sexuality; equally dissatisfied with puritanism and permissiveness, he argues for a radical break with recent theories. Upholding traditional morality - though in terms that may shock many of its practitioners - his argument gravitates to that which is candid, serene and consoling in the experience of sexual love.

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, c1986
ISBN: 9780297788775
0297788779
9780297784791
029778479X
Branch Call Number: HQ64 .S37 1986bx
Characteristics: x, 428 p. ; 24 cm

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