Loose Women, Lecherous Men : A Feminist Philosophy of Sex
Linda LeMoncheck introduces a new way of thinking and talking about women's sexual pleasures, preferences, and desires. Using the tools of contemporary analytic philosophy, she discusses methods for mediating the tensions among apparently irreconcilable feminist perspectives on women's sexuality and shows how a feminist epistemology and ethic can advance the dialogue in women's sexuality across a broad political spectrum. Such a dialogue encourages both women and men to take up a feminist perspective in exploring the meaning and value of sexuality in their lives.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 152 x 228 x 24mm | 359.99g
- 09 Oct 1997
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
Every time I pick up LeMoncheck's book, Loose Women and Lecherous Men, I learn something from it. ... LeMoncheck checks all fallacies at the door, spinning sound, airtight arguments...riveting, fascinating... Few authors can do this with such grace, methodological soundness, or succint reasoning. ...a must. * Canadian Journal of Women and the Law *
About Linda LeMoncheck
Linda Lemoncheck received her Ph.D. in philosophy from UCLA in 1981. She has taught philosophy at Occidental College, UCLA, California State University, Long Beach, and USC. Her books and articles in feminist philosophy and applied ethics include Sexual Harassment: A Debate (with Mane Hajdin), Dehumanizing Women: Treating Persons as Sex Objects, and "Feminist Politics and Feminist Ethics: Treating Women as Sex Objects," in Philosophical Perspectives on Sex and Love (OUP, 1995).