Journals Higher Education



Published: 18 June 1998

366 Pages | 5 line illus.

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

ISBN: 9780195122879

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Sex, Preference, and Family

Essays on Law and Nature

Edited by David M. Estlund and Martha C. Nussbaum

Sex, Preference, and Family brings together seventeen eminent philosophers and legal scholars who offer commentary on sexuality (including sexual behavior, sexual orientation, and the role of pornography in shaping sexuality), on the family (including both same-sex and single-parent families), and on the proper role of law in these areas. The essayists, which include Susan Moller Okin, Catherine A. MacKinnon, Cass Sunstein, Martha Minow, William Galston, and Sara are all fiercely independent thinkers and offer the reader a range of bold and stimulating proposals. Editors David Estlund and Martha Nussbaum have written special pieces which bring into focus each section of the book. And because each essayist is aware of and often responding to the other contributors, the book as a whole assumes the character of a round-table discussion--lively, sometimes contentious, but always crisp and illuminating. Of vital importance to anyone interested in sexuality, homosexuality, gender, feminism, and the family, Sex, Preference, and the Family both clarifies a number of heated national debates and points the way toward a less divisive future.


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