PHIL 102 Transparencies for Nov. 13, 1996
I. Punzo's Defense of Traditional Sexual Morality: Sex without
commitment is a merging of bodies but not of selves (242).
Sex as a commodity vs. sex as an expression of a total union or
mutual and total commitment of self to self.
II. Mappes' Kantian moral imperative: Don't use (treat) other
people as a means only (but as an end also).
Requirement of informed, voluntary consent. Rules out deception
Distinction between threat (coerce) vs. offer (induce).
III. Dworkin's Objection to the Meaning of Intercourse: Use and
abuse of women.
Question: Can intercourse be an expression of sexual equality?
IV. Callahan's Proposal to Feminize Sexuality: Monogamy, self-control,
emotionally bonded and committed sex.
The Feminist Mistake: To adopt the male-oriented model of sexuality:
Permissiveness without commitment. It has been harmful to women