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Lecture 6

LEC6- Erotic Sex Feb 10 2010?


Department
Philosophy
Course Code
PHL243H1
Professor
Phil Serchuk
Lecture
6

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LEC6: Erotic Sex
Feb, 10th 2010
1. Statistics, normality face, value
Normative Normality
! if you wear eye glasses and everyone around you also wears it. although you have
statistical normality, you do not have normative normality
More on Fact and Value
! in statistical norm you have to define the boundaries (ie. what part of the hump
are normal statistically speaking?)
! this process is arbitrary
! if we do the first point, we still have to assign it a value (either positive or
negative)
Anti-Naturalism
! part of a certain branch of Christianity (nature is sin)
All these positions are fake
! when you evaluate things, you hold different views based on the thing
! Nature 1: whatever is fact
! Nature 2: what would be the case had humans not existed
! Nature 3: nature is God
Nature 3
! the aim of sex is procreation, this gives preference to certain non-existent things
to other non-existent things
! zygote is more important than skin cell because zygote contains the potential to be
a human being while the other cell does not
Nagel
! use introspection
! left out actual sex
! being aware of others desire and your own desire but doesn't have to do with
actual sex
! its all about flirtation and seduction
! thus Nagle is forced to conclude sex with partner who is familiar to you is a case
of perversion
Solomon
! exchanges of expressive information is sex
! sex is like linguistic exchange
! but sex is not like language because the domain of language is infinite whereas
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