Journals Higher Education

$110.00

Hardcover

09 September 1999

328 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195120752


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A Most Detestable Crime

New Philosophical Essays on Rape

Edited by Keith Burgess-Jackson

This collection of original essays by leading philosophers probes the philosophical aspects of rape in all of its manifestations: act, crime, practice, and institution. Among the issues examined are the nature of rape; the wrongfulness and harmfulness of rape; the relation of rape to racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of oppression; and the legitimacy of various rape-law doctrines. Each contributor advances a novel argument and seeks to disentangle the conceptual, evaluative, and empirical issues that arise in connection with the crime. This essential reference work is among the first philosophical anthologies devoted exclusively to the subject of rape--as complex and interesting intellectually as it is pervasive and disturbing socially.

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