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Study: Millennials have More Relaxed Attitudes Regarding Sex, but Have Fewer Partners

According to a study, millennials these days may have casual hookups, but they have less partners than their parents did. What other relaxed attitudes are there? Premarital Sex In the 1970s, 29% of Americans thought premarital sex was acceptable. By … Continue reading

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Let’s See What’s in the News Today (Dec. 10, 2014)

Philosophy More news about the smearing of Cheryl Abbate.  An anonymous post analyzes how McAdams blog post was factually incorrect.  Very good and very impressive! Listen to an impressive interview of Simone de Beauvoir (in English) by Studs Terkel taken in … Continue reading

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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 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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Raja Halwani’s “On F***ing Around” (Part Five)

In part one, I investigated Halwani’s definitions of “casual sex,” “promiscuity,” and “objectification.”  With objectification, Halwani went through the different senses of objectification by going through Nussbaum’s and Langton’s list. In part two, I investigated Halwani’s first attempt at the first strategy to see … Continue reading

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Raja Halwani’s “On F***ing Around” (Part Four)

In part one, I investigated Halwani’s definitions of “casual sex,” “promiscuity,” and “objectification.”  With objectification, Halwani went through the different senses of objectification by going through Nussbaum’s and Langton’s list. In part two, I investigated Halwani’s first attempt at the first strategy to see … Continue reading

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Raja Halwani’s “On F***ing Around” (Part Three)

In part one, I investigated Halwani’s definitions of “casual sex,” “promiscuity,” and “objectification.”  With objectification, Halwani went through the different senses of objectification by going through Nussbaum’s and Langton’s list. Recall the Objectification Argument: Objectification is morally wrong. Objectification is a necessary … Continue reading

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Raja Halwani’s “On F***ing Around” (Part Two)

In part one, I investigated Halwani’s definitions of “casual sex,” “promiscuity,” and “objectification.”  With objectification, Halwani went through the different senses of objectification by going through Nussbaum’s and Langton’s list.  Recall from part one the thesis: THESIS: Given a pessimist view … Continue reading

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Raja Halwani’s “On F***ing Around” (Part One)

Many pundits and media presenters are horrified that we are living in a sexual liberated world where a “hookup” culture is prevalent.  Indeed, the presumption is that casual sex and promiscuity are so morally objectionable that this needs to be … Continue reading

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