Special Issue "The Philosophical Richness and Variety of Sex and Love"

A special issue of Philosophies (ISSN 2409-9287).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2023 | Viewed by 72

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Raja Halwani
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Guest Editor
School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60603, USA
Interests: philosophy of sex and love; moral, social, and political philosophy; political philosophy; philosophy of art

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The philosophy of sex and love (including non-romantic kinds) is a growing area of research, and it is fast on its way to becoming a recognized separate field in philosophy. Both sex and love are important for human beings, and our ability to understand and handle them well is necessary if we are to live well-lived lives. Both sex and love are varied and raise a myriad of conceptual, analytical, ethical, aesthetic, legal, and pracitical issues (among others) that lend themselves to philosophical inspection. Moreover, sex and love can be discussed together or separately (an interesting philosophical question in itself), or in connection with issues surrounding various forms of relationships.

We are pleased to invite you to contribute essays to a special issue of Philosophies, titled “The Philosophical Richness and Variety of Sex and Love.” The aim of the special issue is to demonstrate the fecundity of the philosophy of sex and love by publishing original papers spanning the breadth of this topic. Research areas might include, but are by no means limited to: the nature of sexual desire; the relationship between sexual desire and moral character; the ethics of sexual activity; the nature and ethics of sexual orientation; the various forms of love; love and morality; sex and technology; pornography; sex work; love and technology; the relationship between sex and love; consent; objectification; sex and emotions; sex and virtue; love and virtue; love and other emotions; sex and/or love and gender; sex and/or love and race; sex and/or love and feminism; sex and/or love and aesthetics; or the nature and ethics of relationships. Submissions may, of course, draw on other fields of philosophy, and on non-philosophical fields.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Raja Halwani
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • friendship love
  • parental love
  • relationships
  • romantic love
  • sexual activity
  • sexual desire
  • sexual orientation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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