How to Argue About Prostitution
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
November 1, 2011
Criminal Law & Philosophy, January 2012, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 65-80
Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2011-15
This article provides a comparative analysis of various methodologies employed in building arguments regarding prostitution law and policy, and reflects on the proper aims of legal philosophy more generally. Taking Peter de Marneffe’s Liberalism and Prostitution (OUP 2010) as a launching point for these reflections, the article offers a mostly favourable review of the book as a whole, and defends the philosophical enterprise as one (amongst other) valuable ways to argue about prostitution.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: Prostitution, Consent, Women, Methodology, Empirical Research, Philosophical, PoliticalAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: November 19, 2011 ; Last revised: May 11, 2013
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