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Sex and Reason

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674802803

Publication Date: 01/01/1994

Short

468 pages

3 tables

World

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[Posner] is one of the most distinguished and prolific legal thinkers of his generation [and this is an] extraordinary book… Like [George Bernard] Shaw, he combines a passion for exposing humbug and pseudo-profundity with an odd but genuine sort of social compassion, a delight in shocking the self-righteous with a love of human diversity and freedom… We will remember, and profit by, the wit and the courage of his attacks on bigotry, folly, and cruelty.—Martha C. Nussbaum, The New Republic

An incisive tour through theories of sexuality and legal regulation of such matters as marriage, pregnancy, homosexuality, sexual revolution in the courts, erotic art, pornography and nudity, sexual abuse, and the separation of reproduction from sex… At a time when intellectual shoddiness permeates our highest court, [Posner] is a true philosopher of law.—Carlin Romano, The Washington Post Book World

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