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Sexual solipsism

Rae Langton

Sexual solipsism

philosophical essays on pornography and objectification

by Rae Langton

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pornography -- Social aspects,
  • Women -- Social conditions,
  • Feminist theory,
  • Feminism

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementRae Langton.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ471 .L24 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22853058M
    ISBN 109780199247066, 9780199551453
    LC Control Number2008053084

    Rae Langton's Sexual Solipsism is a superb example of feminist philosophy. Crisp, lucid, analytically adept, passionately engaged, imaginatively resourceful, it goes to the heart of issues concerning pornography and the 'objectification' of women like nothing else in the literature, showing how good philosophy can give us resources to confront /5(19). Solipsism (; from Latin solus, meaning "alone", and ipse, meaning "self") [1] is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind. As a metaphysical position, solipsism goes further.

    Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification, by Rae Langton. Oxford: Oxford University Press, , pp. Sexual Solipsism is an excellent collection of essays that collects some classic papers previously published by Langton, three new essays and several responses to critics. The book can be divided in three main. Rae Langton is a Professor of Philosophy at Newham College, Cambridge. She gave the John Locke lecture and the 20th annual lecture of the Royal Institute of Philosophy. She has a particular expertise the history of philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, and feminist philosophy/5.

    Moreover, sexual objectification restricts evaluation to a single aspect of people: appearance (Langton in Future Philos –, ; Langton in Sexual solipsism: philosophical essays on Author: Rae Langton.   Sexual Solipsism, by Rae Langton. Sexual Solipsism, by Rae Langton. Mikkola, Mari Book Reviews Aesthetics, 50 (), pp. 77–80). I contend that to value a literary work for its own sake requires valuing it in the round, with appreciation of all its dimen- sions, including those that concern truth (or morality, or improvement).


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Arguments for controversial feminist conclusions from uncontroversial liberal premises; Collects together well known works by Langton from disparate sources, and adds new material; Important and controversial topic of pornography, addressed with philosophical care.

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This book collects together fifteen chapters on pornography and objectification. Arguments from uncontroversial liberal premises are shown to yield controversial feminist conclusions that pornography of a certain kind subordinates and silences women Author: Rae Langton.

If solipsism is false but believed, the agent treats people as things (objectification). If solipsism is true but not believed, the agent treats things as people (projective animation).

These two global solipsisms have two local, sexual counterparts. In pornography ‘the human becomes thing’ (MacKinnon's ambiguous phrase): women are treated as things, and things are treated as women.

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♀ The Sexual Solipsism of Sigmund Freud. Decem Ryan Elainska. The Feminine Mystique. Sigmund Freud. This is the fifth post in my chapter-by-chapter analysis of The Feminine Mystique, as I read the book for the first time in an effort to educate myself about the roots of modern feminism.

Sexual Solipsism, by. Rae published and have gone on to define feminist philosophical debates on the three focal notions around which the book revolves.

In addition, Langton has included three previously unpublished essays in the collection — valuable additions to her already existing substantial body of : Mari Mikkola.

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by Betty Friedan - Book Report/Review Example Comments (0) Add to wishlist Delete from wishlist. Rae Langton here draws together her ground-breaking work on pornography and objectification.

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Although many of the essays have appeared before, this collection brings together in one handy volume all of her important work in this area.Chapter 5: In this chapter, called "The Sexual Solipsism of Sigmund Freud", Friedan, who had a degree in psychology, criticizes Sigmund Freud (whose ideas were very influential in America at the time of her book's publication).

The essays in Sexual Solipsism may be viewed as providing rigorous philosophical backing for this campaign. Rae Langton’s principal contention is that pornography, understood in MacKinnon’s way as ‘the graphic sexually explicit subordination of women’ (4), is ‘an authoritative speech act that ranks women as inferior, legitimates Author: Paul Gilbert.