A History of Erotic Philosophy

  title={A History of Erotic Philosophy},
  author={Alan G. Soble},
  journal={The Journal of Sex Research},
  pages={104 - 120}
  • A. Soble
  • Published 17 March 2009
  • Philosophy, Art
  • The Journal of Sex Research
This essay historically explores philosophical views about the nature and significance of human sexuality, starting with the Ancient Greeks and ending with late 20th-century Western philosophy. Important figures from the history of philosophy (and theology) discussed include Sappho, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Jerome, the Pelagians, St. Thomas Aquinas, Michel de Montaigne, René Descartes, Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Søren Kierkegaard, Arthur Schopenhauer, Jeremy Bentham… 

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