Tag Archive for 'Sexual Ethics'

Update on Eros and Ethos

by Jason Stotts I’m writing with an update on my forthcoming book Eros and Ethos: A New Theory and Practice of Sexual Ethics. Eros and Ethos is completely written and is in editing now. I’m making great progress with my editors and we hope to have everything ready for publication in the Spring. As we get […]

CatalystCon Day 1 and Revelations

by Jason Stotts I’m at CatalystCon here in LA and so far it’s been interesting. I’ve met some interesting people and tomorrow the talks start. A weird thing happened, though. Twice, people have asked me what I do, since most people (it seems) here are involved in some sort of activism or related fields like […]

Update on Eros and Ethos

by Jason Stotts If you’ve been reading Erosophia for a while now, you know I’m working on my first nonfiction book currently titled: Eros and Ethos: The Ethics of Modern Sex.  It has been going painstakingly slow for quite some time, but I’m happy to announce that the speed of writing has improved and great […]

On Fantasy, its Bounds, and Moral Implications Thereof

by Jason Stotts Note: This essay is adapted from the lecture I gave at ATLOSCon 2012 on “Sexual Attraction and Fantasy.” What is fantasy?  I’m sure you know what fantasy is, but can you clearly articulate it?  Fantasy is one of those things that we all know, but whose exact nature it can be hard […]

About Erosophia

by Jason Stotts tl:dr version: Erosophia is dedicated to understanding sex from a philosophical perspective. I want to create a new field of philosophy called “sexual ethics.” I think sexual ethics must rely on a eudaimonistic framework whose goal is the long-term living well of the individual. I don’t talk much about my meta-goals here […]

Freedom and Tragedy: The Story of Les Miserables

by Jason Stotts Note: this essay primarily deals with the story of Les Miserables as portrayed in the musical (and consequently film) version, but draws from the book to fill in the gaps in the story.  If you have not seen the film or read the book, you should wait to read this essay until […]

Conclusion to Contra Peikoff on Rape?

by Jason Stotts It’s easy enough to make mistakes.  It is not so easy, however, to admit it when you do so and act to correct your mistake.  Admirably, Leonard Peikoff has done just that, recanting his earlier position on rape, saying: I want to correct a significant error I have made in an earlier […]

Formspring: Sex without Love?

by Jason Stotts Another question from a reader from Formspring: What are your thoughts on relationships that are purely sexual in nature and in which there is no expectation of romance or dating? This is a complicated question. From a moral standpoint, this can be done perfectly morally.  I’ve talked about the criteria for this kind of relationship before […]