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Eros & Ethos: Paperback Launch

by Jason Stotts

Many people have been asking me about the paperback and I am delighted to announce that the paperback version of Eros & Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics is now available on Amazon!

This book is the product of a decade of work on my part and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. Seriously, it’s really good. Of course, you shouldn’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself.

Anyone who has ordered a special edition directly from me will be getting theirs soon. I have ordered quite a few copies and they have to ship to me first, then I’ll need to sign them and get them shipped out. I’ll update those people who have ordered special editions directly via email when their package ships.

Two things to note:

  1. Amazon tells me that the book may take up to 48hrs to appear in the different marketplaces (e.g. Amazon.de).
  2. Amazon also informs me that it may take up to 72hrs for the paperback version and the ebook version to appear on the same sales page. This is important if you with to buy both as once they’re on the same sales page, you’ll have the option to buy the paperback and only pay $2.99 for the ebook.

Link: http://amzn.to/2Gx1dbJ

Eros and Ethos: Launch Day!

by Jason Stotts

I am thrilled to announce that “Eros and Ethos: A New Theory of Sexual Ethics” is officially published and available for sale in ebook format now (here). The paperback edition will be available in a week or so and I’ll post an update when it’s live.

Once you read it, and you’re thoroughly impressed (as you will be), please leave me a review on Amazon. Feel free to also reach out to me with any questions or comments. If you find any errors, please let me know right away. My contact information is on the contact page as well as in the front of the book.

Also, if you want a signed copy of the paperback or one of limited numbered and signed copies, check out the Special Editions page.

 

Announcement: The Pre-Order is Live

by Jason Stotts

 

I am thrilled to announce that as of today, the pre-order is now live on Amazon!

Pre-order for the ebook is here: http://amzn.to/2AAwtV0. The pre-order for the print book will be available soon.

If you’re interested in ordering special editions, like signed copies or a limited edition numbered run, see this page: http://jasonstotts.com/eros-ethos/signed-copies-special-edition/

There will be several contests in the lead up to the book launch. The first is that there are 3 signed copies being given away on Goodreads. Enter to win here: link. There will other contests announced soon, so watch for them.

You can find more information about the book at http://jasonstotts.com/eros-ethos/ or ErosandEthos.com.

Announcement: Eros and Ethos Publication Date

by Jason Stotts

I am so very pleased to finally be announcing the immanent publication of Eros and Ethos. It has been nearly 10 years in the making and I think it’s simply amazing. I hope you will as well.

And now for the cover reveal:

The ebook will be published on February 9th. It will be available for purchase and available via Kindle Select for the first 90 days. After that, it will also be available through other outlets. Pre-orders for the ebook is available here: Amazon.

The ebook will launch in all Amazon markets concurrently (including Canada, the UK, Australia, etc.). It will only be available in English at launch, but may be available in other languages in the future.

The paperback version of the book will be available at the same time or shortly thereafter. Anyone who purchases the paperback through amazon will have the option to concurrently buy a discounted version of the ebook for an additional $2.99.

There will be a limited run of 50 signed and numbered copies available for purchase directly through Erosophia on (hopefully) launch day. These can also be pre-ordered so that you can be guaranteed one. They will be $50 each and will help support my work and will go a long way to getting Volume 2 out. These are also already 20% sold, so don’t wait too long if you want one. (To pre-order one, email me at Jason(at)JasonStotts.com)

Regular signed paperbacks will also be available through Erosophia for $20 plus shipping. Anyone buying either the special numbered edition or the regular signed copy will also have the option to get the ebook at the same time for an additional $2.99.

Here is the description:

Sexual ethics has historically been a bleak landscape of three false alternatives – resist, abstain, or indiscriminately indulge. In Eros and Ethos, philosopher Jason Stotts presents a radical new alternative in which sex is an ethically important part of a rich human life. He shows how sex is a significant expression of our character, because sex arises out of the deepest and most fundamental parts of who we are. On his account, virtue lies in proudly bringing desire in line with our flourishing so that we can create rich and meaningful lives.

There are going to be TWO contests starting on pre-launch day (Nov. 11), so keep your eyes peeled for those.

Check out the launch site at http://erosandethos.com/

Amazon link: http://amzn.to/2hlNRVq

Goodreads link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36505055-eros-and-ethos

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Hugh Hefner

by Jason Stotts

It saddened me today to learn that Hugh Hefner died last night. I have written about Hefner before (link) and his role in both civil rights and sexual freedoms. Hefner was a great pioneer in the sexual field and really helped to change our culture for the better with respect to sexuality. For anyone who has not seen it, I recommend the Amazon series “American Playboy” that tells much of Hefner’s story.

What I find most remarkable about Hefner, aside from his strong stance on civil rights and sexual freedoms, is that he wrote and defended his beliefs about sexual ethics in “The Playboy Philosophy.” (For example, you can see him debate William Buckley on sexual ethics here.)

What is so great about this is that he was attempting to shift the debate around sexuality to a philosophic level and out of the emotive reactionism and moral panic of the past. Whether he succeeded or not is moot, but in so doing, he blazed the way for others to write on the topic and helped to shift the culture.

There is a strong sense in which Hefner paved the way for books like mine and I will be forever in his debt for this.

So, thank you Mr. Hefner. You lived your life as you saw fit and made the world a better place in the process.

 

 

Final Draft Readers Needed

by Jason Stotts

Editing of penultimate draft of “Eros and Ethos” is going well and it is about 1/3 edited now. I anticipate having a complete final draft sometime this summer with publication in the early Fall. To that end, I’m looking for around 3 volunteers to serve as proofreaders.

You must be willing to commit to returning each chapter within 2 weeks and you must commit to doing this for all of Volume 1, which is 7 chapters. I’m anticipating about one chapter a month through Summer.

If you’re interested, email me at Jason(at)JasonStotts.com and let me know why I should pick you. If you have experience editing, that would certainly be a plus. If you have background in philosophy or sex, that would also be a plus. If you just really enjoy reading, that works too. There is no special background that you have to have, because the book is written for a general audience.

The people selected will be thanked in the book and receive a numbered and signed first edition.

Eros and Ethos Announcement

by Jason Stotts

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After much agonizing over this decision, I’ve decided that I will be publishing Eros and Ethos, my forthcoming book on sexual ethics, as two separate volumes. Thus, instead of:

Eros and Ethos: A New Theory and Application of Sexual Ethics

It will be:

Eros and Ethos: Volume 1, A New Theory of Sexual Ethics

&

Eros and Ethos: Volume 2, A New Application of Sexual Ethics

There are a number of reasons for publishing Eros and Ethos separately. The primary reason is that each half of Eros and Ethos is as long as most nonfiction books by itself: Volume 1 is around 100,000 words or about 210 book pages and Volume 2 is around 95,000 words or about 200 book pages. So, as you can see, publishing them separately makes sense. Moreover, each can easily stand on its own as a separate book. Most importantly, this means that I can focus my attention on finishing the final drafts of Volume 1 and getting it published right away.

Volume 1 should be released within the next 6-8 months and Volume 2 should follow within the next 3-5 years. After both volumes have been published, I will release an omnibus edition, in probably 7-10 years, that will bring together revised editions of the first two volumes and include another 50-100 pages of original content.

This is really exciting news for me, because it means that Eros and Ethos: Volume 1 will be published soon!

I’m so excited about this. I’m excited for you to see it. I’m excited for it to be in the world. I’m excited about all of the original philosophy that it contains, which has never been done by anyone before. I’m excited to have created something that I think is amazing, new, revolutionary, and a boon for human flourishing.

I’m excited to have done something about which I can be proud.

To give you an idea of why I’m so excited about, and proud of, this project, let me give you just some of the things it includes:

  • A new theory of ethics.
  • A new theory of emotions, including how to understand the connection between a person’s beliefs and their emotions.
  • A new theory of erotic love and better ways to think about love more generally.
  • A new theory of sexual attraction and a full explanation of it.
  • New ways to understand sexual orientation, sexual identities, as well as masculinity and femininity.
  • And much more!
  • AND, most importantly, all of this culminates in a new way to understand sex and its importance in a human life.

I really think that these books have the potential to make the world better and improve people’s lives.

I’ll send out another update once I have a better idea of the publication date, but it’s time to get excited about it.

Tea and Consent

by Jason Stotts

Consent can be a tricky subject to understand, but this video gets it precisely right.

(Except the part about putting milk in tea.)