Philosophy: Sex and Love, 1st Edition

  • Editor: James M. Petrik, Arthur Zucker
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  • ISBN-10: 0028663454
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663456
  • DDC: 306.701
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 414 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Philosophy: Sex and Love is composed of fifteen chapters covering topics relevant to sex and love, including friendship, gender, marriage, adultery, and virtual (online) relationships. The use of film, literature, art, case studies, and other disciplines or situations/events provide illustrations of human experiences which work as gateways to questions philosophers try to address. Chapters are written by eminent scholars, are peer reviewed, and offer bibliographies to encourage further exploration. Photos and line art help illuminate the text. The volume concludes with a glossary and a comprehensive index.

Features and Benefits

  • The volume combines features of an introductory textbook with those of a reference resource to effectively engage and educate the user, possibly encouraging students who might not otherwise consider majoring in philosophy.
  • The interdisciplinary nature provides an innovative approach to introducing the field to novices.
  • Individual disciplines can be integrated to form new and unique areas of study; their sources and techniques can be merged to meet evolving research needs.
  • Photos and line art illuminate the text.
  • Each chapter contains a bibliography of sources used and suggestions for further exploration.



  • James M. Petrik
  • Arthur Zucker

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028663365 | ISBN-13: 9780028663364


"Using material from psychology, anthropology, art, literature, and music to illustrate ideas such as betrayal, the authors discuss all aspects of the topic from many points of view. This gives readers the tools to think about the issue and draw their own conclusions. Since issues such as same-sex marriage, sexual assault, and contraception are often in the news, the material covered here will be very useful for students preparing debates and reports. Each article has a resource list for further research. This is an excellent source for undergraduate and large public libraries."

— Barbara M. Bibel

Table of Contents

God and Religion.
Gender, Identity, and Society.
Consent and Coercion.
The Psychology of Love and Sex.
Sexual Perversion.
Virtual Relationships: Sex and Love in Cyberspace.