Alan Soble

University of New Orleans

Emeritus Professor

2000 Lakeshore Drive

New Orleans, LA 70148

United States

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

The Philosophy of Sexuality

"The Philosophy of Sexuality," from The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, (2009)
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Sexuality, Ethics, Consent, Healthy Sexuality, Perversion, Natural Law, Kant, Thomas Nagel, Edward Laumann, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Augustine

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Bad Apples: The Influence of Politics on Scholarship

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 29:3 (1999), pp. 354-88
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 20 Oct 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Politics and Scholarship, Feminist Epistemology, Susan Bordo, Sandra Harding, Rae Langton, Women's Knowledge, M. Belenky, Florida Rape Case, Pornography

3.

Union, Autonomy, and Concern

In: Roger Lamb, ed., Love Analyzed (Westview Press, 1997), pp. 65-92.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 17 Feb 2014
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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love as union, merging, benevolence, robust concern, eros, philia, agape, autonomy, Immanuel Kant, G. F. W. Hegel, Plato, Aristotle, Robert Nozick

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A History of Erotic Philosophy

Journal of Sex Research 49:2-3 (2009), pp. 104-120, Annual Review of Sex Research Vol. XVIII (2008)
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 26 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Adam & Eve, Aquinas, Augustine, Desire, Freud, Homosexuality, Kant, Love, Philosophy, Plato, Sexuality, Temperance, Virtue

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Kant and Sexual Perversion

Alan Soble, "Kant and Sexual Perversion." The Monist 86:1 (January 2003), pp. 55-89.
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 11 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Immanuel Kant, Roger Scruton, Vorlesung, Metaphysics of Morals, Sexuality, Perversion, Homosexuality, Masturbation, Imagination, Formula of Humanity, Natural Law, Thomas Aquinas, Suicide

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Alan Soble's Review of 'The Reasons of Love' by Harry Frankfurt: 'Love and Value, Yet Again'

Essays in Philosophy 6:1 (January 2005)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 13 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Love, Value, Beauty, Augustine, Hume, Kant, Susan Wolf, Agape, Eros, Concern, Affection, Plato, Aristotle

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Sexual Use and What to Do About it

Essays in Philosophy 2:2 (June 2001), Alan Soble, ed., 'The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings', 4th Edition (2002), pp. 225-258, Alan Soble and Nicholas Power, eds., 'The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings', 5th Edition (2008), pp. 259-288
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 13 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Immanuel Kant, sexuality, sexual ethics, objectification, marriage, Second Formulation, Formulation of Humanity, Thomas Mappes, Alan Goldman, Martha Nussbaum

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The Unity of Romantic Love

'The Unity of Romantic Love,' Philosophy and Theology 1:4 (1987), 374-97; A. Soble, ed., Sex, Love, and Friendship (Rodopi, 1997), 385-401.
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 17 Feb 2014
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Romantic love, admiration, desire, sexuality, reciprocity, monogamy, exclusivity, constancy, passion, union, explanatory unification, philosophical method, Georg Simmel, J.-J. Rousseau

9.

Sexual Activity

"Activity, sexual," in A. Soble, ed., Sex from Plato to Paglia, Greenwood Press, 2006, pp. 15-25.
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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sexual activity, having sex, desire, satisfaction, pleasure, perversion, reproduction and procreation, STDs, Edward Laumann, William Clinton, Monica Lewinsky

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Correcting Some Misconceptions About St. Augustine's Sex Life

Journal of the History of Sexuality, Vol. 11, No. 4. (October 2002), pp. 545-569.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 10 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Augustine, Sexuality, Promiscuity, Christian Ethics, Homosexuality, Bisexuality, John Boswell, Confessions, Garry Wills, Peter Brown, Everyman, Marjorie Garber

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Antioch's 'Sexual Offense Policy': A Philosophical Exploration

Journal of Social Philosophy 28:1 (1997), pp. 22-36
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 06 Oct 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Rape, Date and Acquaintance Rape, Consent, Communication, Pineau, Antioch Policy, Body Language, Estrich, MacKinnon

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Physical Attractiveness and Unfair Discrimination

International Journal of Applied Philosophy 1:1 (Spring 1982), pp. 37-64
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Nov 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Discrimination, Race, Gender, Beauty, Attractiveness, Douglas Willard, Friedrich Engels

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Sexual Gifts and Sexual Duties

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 30 Sep 2019
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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sexual ethics, gifts, duties, Christian Agape, sexual consent

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Review of Joan McGregor: Is It Rape? On Acquaintance Rape and Taking Women's Consent Seriously

Law and Philosophy 25:6 (2006), pp. 663-672
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Rape, Forced Sex, Sex without Consent, Joan McGregor, Joel Feinberg, Stephen Schulhofer, Fraud in the Inducement

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In Defense of Bacon

Noretta Koertge, ed., A House Built on Sand: Exposing Postmodernist Myths about Science (Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 195-215, Philosophy of the Social Sciences 25:2 (1995): 192-215
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 14 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Francis Bacon, King James I, Sandra Harding, Feminist Epistemology, Carolyn Merchant, Evelyn Fox Keller, Rape Metaphors, Robin Morgan

16.

Sexual Duties, Sexual Supererogation

"Sexual Duties, Sexual Supererogation," in Scott Stein, ed., The 33rd, vol. 6 (2013), pp. 243-49.
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 06 Dec 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Sexual duty, Sexual obligation, Sexual supererogation, St. Paul, Elizabeth Anscombe, Marriage debt, Ad remedium concupiscentiae, Sexual harassment, Stalking

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Keller on Gender, Science, and McClintock: A Feeling for the Orgasm

This essay appears in Cassandra L. Pinnick, Noretta Koertge, and Robert F. Almeder, eds., Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology: An Examination of Gender in Science, pp. 65-101 (Rutgers University Press, 2003)
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 09 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Keller, McClintock, science, philosophy, masculinity, feminist epistemology, objectivity

18.

Sexual Completeness

"Completeness, Sexual," from Alan Soble, Sex from Plato to Paglia. Greenwood Press, 2006, pp. 179-184.
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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incompleteness, ejaculation, fertilization, resolution, psychological mutuality, perversion, paraphilia, procreation, DSM, Thomas Nagel, Thomas Aquinas

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Masturbation and the Continuum of Sexual Activities

Philosophy of Sex, 8th edition, 2022 (Rowman)
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 29 Mar 2022
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Sex, Sexual Activity, Masturbation, Zeno, Alan Goldman

20.

Quit Your Kvetching: The Humor of Woody Allen

Essays in Philosophy, 12:2 (2011), pp. 345-362
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 24 Feb 2020
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Woody Allen, Vittorio Hosle, humor, sexuality, Problem of Evil, Jewish art and culture, philosophy of film, aesthetics

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The Natural, the Social, and Historical Materialism

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 46:1 (1985), pp. 139-154
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 31 Oct 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Human nature, socialization, social constructivism, sexuality, reification, historical materialism, Marx, Engels, J. S. Mill, Freud

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Social Science, Pornography, and Values

Social Epistemology 2:2 (1988), pp. 135-144, 1987
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 30 Oct 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Pornography, Rape, Robin Morgan, Social Science, Values & Science, Feminism, Joel Feinberg, Susan Brownmiller, Atlanta, Augustus Brannigan, Sheldon Goldenberg

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Alan Soble's Review of C.D.C. Reeve, 'Love's Confusions'

Alan Soble: Review of "Love's Confusions" by C.D.C. Reeve; Essays in Philosophy 7:1 (January 2006)
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 12 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Love, Sexuality, Agape, Eros, Freud, Nygren, Scruton, Solomon

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The History of Sexual Anatomy and Self-Referential Philosophy of Science

"The History of Sexual Anatomy and Self-Referential Philosophy of Science," Metaphilosophy 34, #3 (April, 2003), pp. 229-49. Preprinted as "A szexus, az anatómia története és a reflexív tudományfilozófia" in Forrai Gábor and Margitay Tihamér, eds., Tudomány és Történet, Budapest: Typotex, 2002, pp.
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 18 Sep 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Evelyn Keller, Feminist Epistemology, History and Philosophy of Biology, Duhem, Sexual Anatomy, Social Constructionism, Thomas Kuhn, Thomas Laqueur, W.V.O. Quine

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Concerning Self-Love: Analytic Problems in Frankfurt's Account of Love

Essays in Philosophy 12:1 (January 2011), pp. 55-67
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 06 Oct 2013
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Love, Self-Love, Frankfurt, Reasons and Love

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On the Sufficiency of Sexual Consent

IN: David Boonin, ed., The Palgrave Handbook of Sexual Ethics, pp. 287-299 (2022)
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Mar 2022
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Consent, Sexual Activity, Seiriol Morgan, Igor Primoratz, Informed Agreement

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Love: The Conceptual, the Factual, the Normative

[out for review]
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 14 Jul 2021 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2021
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Love, Philosophy of Love, Metaphilosophy, Social Science of Love, Value of Love

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The Influence of USSR/Communism on the Post-WWII Czechoslovak Postal System

Czechout, No. 178, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Feb 2020
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Czechoslovakia, Communism, USSR, Postal System

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Final Words (2022) on Sexual Use

Philosophy of Sex, 8th edition, 2022 (Rowman)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 29 Mar 2022
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Sexual use, sexual manipulation, sexual objectification, autonomy, love, mutuality, marriage

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More Thoughts about Sexual Duties and Gifts

Philosophy of Sex, 8th edition, 2022 (Rowman)
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 29 Mar 2022
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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Sexual duties, sexual gifts, supererogation, sexual agape, sexual psychology, consent to sex

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Paraphilia and Distress in DSM-IV

In Jennifer Radden, ed., The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion (Oxford University Press, 2004), pp. 54–63.
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Apr 2022
Alan Soble
University of New Orleans
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DSM, perversion, paraphilia, sexual disorder, psychiatry of sex, distress, egodystonia, dysfunction, endogenous, unusual sexuality, homosexuality