Sexual Desire: A Philosophical Investigation

Sexual Desire: A Philosophical Investigation

Roger Scruton



A fantastic treatise, as erudite and eloquent as Simone de Beauvoir's the second one intercourse and significantly extra sound in its end - TLS


"He is an eloquent and practised author" - The self reliant (UK)


When John wants Mary or Mary wishes John, what does both of them wish? what's intended by means of innocence, ardour, love and arousal, hope, perversion and disgrace? those are only a number of the questions Roger Scruton addresses during this thought-provoking highbrow experience. starting from in basic terms philosophical premises, and varying over human existence, paintings and associations, he surveys the complete box of sexuality; both disenchanted with puritanism and permissiveness, he argues for a thorough holiday with fresh theories. Upholding conventional morality - although in phrases that could surprise a lot of its practitioners - his argument gravitates to that that is candid, serene and consoling within the adventure of sexual love.

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