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Thomas Nagel, "Sexual Perversion"

  1. Nagel claims that sexual desire involves a kind of perception. Which of the following is perceived (according to Nagel) in sexually desiring someone?
      a. The sexual object
      b. Oneself
      c. The relation of the desired object to oneself
      d. All of the above
      e. None of the above
  2. For Nagel, under what category does sexual perversion fall under?
      a. Psychological
      b. Biological
      c. Anatomical
      d. Reproductive
  3. What does Nagel take to be essential to standard (i.e., non-perverse) sexual activity?
      a. Pleasure
      b. Love
      c. Reflexive mutual recognition
      d. Reciprocated enjoyment
  4. For Nagel, sexual perversion is
      a. A deficient instance of the kind sexual activity due to a failure of reflexive mutual recognition
      b. A deficient instance of the kind sexual activity due to a failure of pleasure
      c. A statistical anomaly in which the individuals do not see each other reciprocally
      d. A statistical anomaly in which the individuals do not find the sex act pleasurable
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