Bringing the Body Back to Sexual Ethics

  title={Bringing the Body Back to Sexual Ethics},
  author={Anne Barnhill},
  pages={1 - 17}
  • Anne Barnhill
  • Published 1 February 2013
  • Philosophy, Psychology
  • Hypatia
The body and bodily experience make little appearance in analytic moral philosophy. This is true even of analytic sexual ethics—the one area of ethical inquiry we might have expected to give a starring role to bodily experience. I take a small step toward remedying that by identifying one way in which the bodily experience of sex is ethically significant: some of the physical actions of sex have a default expressive significance, conveying trust, affection, care, sensitivity, enjoyment, and… 

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