•  249
    Care ethics and virtue ethics
    Hypatia 18 (3): 161-192. 2003.
    : The paper argues that care ethics should be subsumed under virtue ethics by construing care as an important virtue. Doing so allows us to achieve two desirable goals. First, we preserve what is important about care ethics (for example, its insistence on particularity, partiality, emotional engagement, and the importance of care to our moral lives). Second, we avoid two important objections to care ethics, namely, that it neglects justice, and that it contains no mechanism by which care can be …Read more
  •  191
    Sex and Sexuality
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2018.
    This is a detailed encyclopedia entry on sex and sexuality, explaining the main issues and debates in philosophy about them.
  •  187
    Virtue ethics and adultery
    In Adrianne Leigh McEvoy (ed.), Journal of Social Philosophy, Rodopi. pp. 5-18. 2011.
  •  165
    What is gay and lesbian philosophy?
    with Gary Jaeger, James S. Stramel, Richard Nunan, William S. Wilkerson, and Timothy F. Murphy
    Metaphilosophy 39 (4-5): 433-471. 2008.
    Abstract: This essay explores recent trends and major issues related to gay and lesbian philosophy in ethics (including issues concerning the morality of homosexuality, the natural function of sex, and outing and coming out); religion (covering past and present debates about the status of homosexuality and how biblical and qur'anic passages have been interpreted by both sides of the debate); the law (especially a discussion of the debates surrounding sodomy laws, same-sex marriage and its impact…Read more
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    The morality of love
    The Philosophers' Magazine 29 (29): 54-57. 2005.
  •  55
    Outing and virtue ethics
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 19 (2). 2002.
    The paper argues that the two dominant approaches towards the moral issues surrounding outing are too weak to handle the latter’s complexity and would benefit from being made part of a broader and richer framework, namely, that of virtue ethics. One dominant approach begins by arguing that people do not have the right to privacy in matters of sexual orientation (not behaviour), and so outing gay people does not violate such a right. It con- tinues by arguing that living a dignified life requires…Read more
  •  45
    Care Ethics and Virtue Ethics
    Hypatia 18 (3): 161-192. 2003.
    The paper argues that care ethics should be subsumed under virtue ethics by construing care as an important virtue. Doing so allows us to achieve two desirable goals. First, we preserve what is important about care ethics. Second, we avoid two important objections to care ethics, namely, that it neglects justice, and that it contains no mechanism by which care can be regulated so as not to be become morally corrupt.
  •  42
    Virtue Ethics and Adultery
    Journal of Social Philosophy 29 (3): 5-18. 1998.
  •  24
    Ethicism, interpretation, and munich
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (1): 71-87. 2009.
    abstract The paper, using Spielberg's Munich as a test case, argues that the theory of ethicism – the view that a work of art's moral point of view affects the work's overall aesthetic evaluation – has serious restricted applicability owing to a number of reasons. Ethicism does not apply to works of art (1) that have no moral content; (2) that do have moral content but whose prescribed responses are non-moral; (3) whose prescribed moral responses do not ask the audience to accept or reject the m…Read more
  •  23
    The Virtue of Integrity
    Saudi Journal of Philosophical Studies 1 (1): 13-25. 2021.
    Is integrity a virtue? There is a powerful argument that it is not because it would be a redundant virtue -call this the “redundancy objection.” I will, however, argue that there is a plausible conception of integrity as a virtue that meets the redundancy objection. In Section I, start by providing a plausible conception of moral integrity. I then provide, in Section II, a sketch of the virtues and the virtuous person, and explain the redundancy objection. In Section III, I offer a plausible con…Read more
  •  21
    The Sexual Pleasure View of Sexual Desire
    Philosophical Papers 49 (1): 107-137. 2020.
    This paper defends the ‘sexual pleasure view’ of sexual desire—that sexual desire is for sexual pleasure. It does so by explaining the various aspects of the view, especially that of ‘sexual pleasure’ on which it relies, by explaining its important implications, by responding to various objections against it (that it relies on an impoverished notion of pleasure, e.g.), and by arguing against some of its main contenders (that sexual desire is for sexual activity, e.g.).
  •  18
    Introduction to The Philosopher as Public Intellectual
    Metaphilosophy 33 (5): 495-501. 2002.
  •  16
    Queer Philosophy: Presentations of the Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy, 1998-2008 (edited book)
    with Carol Viola Anne Quinn and Andy Wible
    Rodopi. 2012.
    The book is a collection of the presentations of the Society for Lesbian and Gay Philosophy from 1998 to 2008. The essays are organized historically, starting in 1998.
  •  14
    Literary Ethics
    Journal of Aesthetic Education 32 (3): 19. 1998.
  •  12
    Chastity
    In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics, Wiley-blackwell. 2013.
  •  11
    Review of Love’s Vision, by Troy Jollimore (review)
    Essays in Philosophy 15 (2): 314-322. 2014.
  •  11
    Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings
    with David Benatar, Cheshire Calhoun, Louise Collins, John Corvino, Yolanda Estes, John Finnis, Deirdre Golash, Alan Goldman, Greta Christina, Christopher Hamilton, Eva Feder Kittay, Howard Klepper, Andrew Koppelman, Stanley Kurtz, Thomas Mappes, Joan Mason-Grant, Janice Moulton, Thomas Nagel, Jerome Neu, Martha Nussbaum, Alan Soble, Sallie Tisdale, Alan Wertheimer, Robin West, and Karol Wojtyla
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2007.
    This book's thirty essays explore philosophically the nature and morality of sexual perversion, cybersex, masturbation, homosexuality, contraception, same-sex marriage, promiscuity, pedophilia, date rape, sexual objectification, teacher-student relationships, pornography, and prostitution. Authors include Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Nagel, Alan Goldman, John Finnis, Sallie Tisdale, Robin West, Alan Wertheimer, John Corvino, Cheshire Calhoun, Jerome Neu, and Alan Soble, among others. A valuable resou…Read more
  •  9
    How is love different from lust or infatuation? Do love and marriage really go together “like a horse and carriage”? Does sex have any necessary connection to either? And how important are love, sex, and marriage to a well-lived life? In this lively, lucid, and comprehensive textbook, Raja Halwani pursues the philosophical questions inherent in these three important aspects of human relationships, exploring the nature, uses, and ethics of romantic love, sexuality, and marriage. The book is struc…Read more
  •  9
    Terrorism
    Social Theory and Practice 32 (2): 289-310. 2006.
    This is a review essay of Igor Primoratz's edited collection on terrorism ("Terrorism: The Philosophical Issues"; Palgrave Macmillan 2004).
  •  7
    Temperance and Eating Meat
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 33 (3-6): 401-420. 2020.
    This paper provides an account of the Aristotelian virtue of temperance in regards to food, an account that revolves around the idea of enjoying the right objects and not enjoying the wrong ones. In doing so, the paper distinguishes between two meanings of “taking pleasure in something,” one that refers to the idea of the activity and one to the experience of the activity. The paper then connects this distinction to the temperate person’s attitude towards enjoying the right things and to hitting…Read more
  •  7
    Terrorism: Definition, Justification, and Applications (review)
    Social Theory and Practice 32 (2): 289-310. 2006.
  •  7
    Racial Sexual desires
    In Raja Halwani, Alan Soble, Sarah Hoffman & Jacob Held (eds.), The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings, 7th edition, Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 181-199. 2017.
    The paper addresses the issue of whether there is something morally defective with someone who sexually prefers members of a particular race or ethnic group (or someone who does not sexually desire or prefer members of a particular race or ethnic group). People with such “racial desires” are often viewed as racists, but virtually no sustained arguments have been given in support of this view. The paper reconstructs three possible arguments—those based in discrimination, exclusion, and stereotype…Read more
  •  6
    Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings, Sixth Edition (edited book)
    with A. Soble and N. Power
    Rowan & Littlefield. 2013.
  •  5
    The morality of love
    The Philosophers' Magazine 29 54-57. 2005.
  •  4
    The Philosophy of Sex
    with Nicholas Power and Alan Soble
    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 2012.
    Featuring twenty-nine essays, thirteen of which are new to this edition, this best-selling volume examines the nature, morality, and social meanings of contemporary sexual phenomena. Topics include sexual desire, masturbation, sex on the Internet, homosexuality, transgender and transsexual issues, marriage, consent, exploitation, objectification, rape, pornography, promiscuity, and prostitution