The ethics of pedophilia

@inproceedings{Moen2015TheEO,
  title={The ethics of pedophilia},
  author={Ole Martin Moen},
  year={2015}
}
Pedophilia is bad. But how bad is it? And in what ways, and for what reasons, is it bad? This is a thorny issue, and sadly, one seldom discussed by ethicists. I argue in this article that pedophilia is bad only because, and only to the extent that, it causes harm to children, and that pedophilia itself, as well as pedophilic expressions and practices that do not cause harm to children, are morally all right. I further argue that the aim of our social and legal treatment of pedophilia should be… CONTINUE READING