In this expanded edition, Singer supplements the 2001 edition with a timely and stimulating essay that focuses upon marriage, particularly same-sex marriage. Singer maintains that questions about sex are fundamental in all thinking about the marital condition, and addresses the problem of same-sex legitimization and rights to material benefits by analyzing the nature of marriage, union, and family in their relation to sexuality and love. For first-time and seasoned readers alike, Singer's lucid new reflections will clarify current and emerging issues in the philosophy of sex.
Irving Singer is professor of philosophy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of Feeling and Imagination and Explorations in Love and Sex.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Sex, Love, Compassion Chapter 3 Patterns of the Sensuous and the Passionate Chapter 4 The Nature and Evaluation of Sex Chapter 5 Criteria of Sexual Goodness: Pleasure, Enjoyment and Satisfaction, Completeness and Reciprocity, Love, Embodyment and Absorption, Natural and Unnatural Chapter 6 Is There an Art of Sex? Chapter 7 Conclusion: Toward a Theory of Sex