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Let’s See What’s In the News Today (Nov. 30, 2014)

Emotions There could be a danger emphasizing empathy.  “Once you see someone as fundamentally other, fundamentally different, empathy turns off like a switch.” Paul Ekman has been an expert at detecting the emotions of faces and even whether they’re dishonest … Continue reading

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Is there Such a Thing as “Good” Sexual Objectification? (Part Three)

Let’s recall Marino’s argument: One can consent to objectification in the weak instrumental use. Consent is the morally significant feature that makes objectification permissible. Weak instrumental use is characteristic of the best sexual objectification. Therefore, consent should be the morally … Continue reading

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Is there Such a Thing as “Good” Sexual Objectification? (Part Two)

Let’s recall Marino’s argument: One can consent to objectification in the weak instrumental use. Consent is the morally significant feature that makes objectification permissible. Weak instrumental use is characteristic of the best sexual objectification. Therefore, consent should be the morally … Continue reading

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Is There Such a Thing as “Good” Sexual Objectification? (Part One)

It is assumed that sexual objectification is morally wrong.  To be clear, sexual objectification is to treat someone as an object of sexual pleasure—in short, a sex object.  So to make sure one is not sexually objectifying another person, or … Continue reading

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