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Sex, Love, and Gender
A Kantian Theory
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Lucy Allais, University of California, San Diego This groundbreaking book is quite simply a tour de force. Even Kant's defenders don't expect him to be a fruitful source of theorizing about gender, sexuality and sex, but Varden presents an impressively systematic and deep theory which synthesizes resources from his moral, political, legal and anthropological writings to give a rich account of our embodied, social human nature, the role in our lives of good sex, an analysis of sexual oppression and violence, and an
important account on the role of the law and justice in relation to these. Clearly written, accessible, and avoiding jargon wherever possible, it will be a landmark in the literature for years to come.
Ann E. Cudd, University of Pittsburgh Sex, Love, and Gender offers a unified philosophical theory of human nature, freedom, and political right that is at once ardently feminist and genuinely Kantian. Helga Varden brings out of Kant's philosophy a theory of human nature that explains our deepest needs and desires, and why sexual violence, gender oppression, and denial of full recognition of our sexual and gender identities are so deeply hurtful and wrong. Professor Varden applies these theories
to controversial philosophical issues surrounding sex and gender, including pornography, sex work, and abortion, and derives powerful and novel arguments. This magnificent book will be widely read and influential in both Kant scholarship and feminist philosophy.
Katerina Deligiorgi, University of Sussex This book combines an impressively detailed and systematic exposition of Kant's practical philosophy, which forms the backbone of the argument, with analysis of a range of positions in law, anthropology, and social and political theory. Varden makes a powerful case for reading texts from the history of philosophy in light of present and urgent concerns. She combines originality, scholarship, and a quality not often found and rarely sought in philosophical arguments
passion. The book's compassionate advocacy of embodied social human nature makes this Kantian theory of sex, love, and gender nothing less than a theory of the human good.
Carol Hay, University of Massachusetts, Lowell With her signature wit and grace, Varden cuts through centuries of interpretative blind spots, demonstrating how to read a canonical figure such as Kant critically yet charitably...She shows how it's possible take Kant on his own terms while simultaneously making his work relevant to important contemporary issues...Sex, Love, and Gender is the book we need. It's the book that feminist and LGBTQIA scholars need to finally, definitively convince Kantian
scholars that there are pressing issues of justice that need to be taken seriously. And it's the book Kantians need to show these same anti-oppression scholars what it looks like when we start using the master's tools to dismantle the master's house.
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Helga Varden is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has published on a range of classical philosophical issues- including Kant's answer to the murderer at the door, private property, political obligations, and political legitimacy-as well as on applied issues such as terrorism, poverty, and non-human animals. With a particular interest in Kant's contributions both to the philosophical canon and to contemporary issues, Varden is one of the few Kant scholars to have brought Kant's ideas to bear also on core issues in feminist philosophy as well as in the philosophy of sex and love, including abortion and same-sex marriage.
Preface Introduction Part I. Sex, Love, and Gender: Happiness & Virtue Introduction to Part I 1: Sexual and Affectionate Love: Happiness and Moral Responsibility 2: Kant and Women 3: Kant on Sex: Reconsidered 4: Sexual Violence & Oppression Concluding Part I: Reconciling Noumena and Embodied, Social Kantian Agents Part II. Sex, Love, and Gender: Right Introduction to Part II 5: The Innate Right to Freedom: Abortion, Sodomy, and Obscenity Laws 6: Private Right: Marriage & Trade in Sexual Services 7: Public Right: Systemic Justice Concluding Part II: Justice as Rightful, Human Freedom