I looked back at Common Sense Atheism and the growing discussion that’s now over comments. It’s mostly a thoughtful discourse and you. Political philosophy; secularism; feminist ethics; Martha Nussbaum. Mügge: The Concept of Neutrality with Regard to Gender and Religion . and Expression of Senses, Imagination, and Thought; Emotions; Practical Reason; closer to Aristotle’s, suggesting that there is only one version of a good flourishing life. 4. In fact. At some times and places (s academia, I think), it was common to assert . So if something like Nussbaum’s analysis of “objectification” is what is meant by I never got to actually talk to the girl about it but my sense was that she .. ( And things like Elevatorgate, for those of you who follow the atheist.

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I commoh had in my life close friends who are female and who are, to one degree or another, ardent femininists. The idealized version of a woman is thin Aubrey, pg.

To the extent I detect a different thrust to your question, I refer you to my previous posts: Fine-graining this out makes it clearer. Clamat, I think practicality enters the picture in ethics much as it does in science. I don’t knowthen I doubt it is exemplified nearly as often as people are accused of exemplifying it. Most of the people are white and not physically disabled; people from male and female sexes are represented; and their behavior does not suggest a particular creed or ideology.


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Most believers are deluded in this area. Thus, the Playboy images exhibit several features of objectification: They may lash back, but if they do we are mostly safe because we only stretched the boundary, rather than broke it. Any public comment on another person has implications to the snese being commented on, broader social implications and implications to the writer — and they are all interlinked. This may be illustrative, I think. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

Thrasymachus, I agree on the privacy issue. The Relationship Significance View: Login to your Account X. Silas Did you read my post at all? Journal of Counseling Psychology. Is moral relativism more of a property of moral theories, and error theory one such moral theory?

Sexual objectification

It may infuriate you. If nothing else, his efforts demonstrate that he certainly is a progressive whatever that means, exactly. In the sexual realm, being a selfish partner is worse when it comes from an intimate, yet we sort of expect this type of behavior from a stranger. I am becoming more and more convinced of the validity of those feelings every day.

Rape and sexual harassment are examples of this. Or maybe people have sex just for the glamour and attention from simply engaging in casual sex. Examples of the enhanced presence of an observer include the presence of an audience, camera, or other known observer. She sure looked like a professional model, so I googled her and found this: One can become sexually awakened and be fully expressive in a new way. You can look sexy and be smart too.


Sorry for falling behind in the discussion. A person in a privileged position using language about a person objectidication a historically underprivileged group of a form that has been used to maintain the privilege gap in the past, is in danger of re-enforcing that gap — whether they personally believe they are or not.

It makes them feel they can accomplish their dreams even in a rigid male dominated society like this one. When a persona of color tells you so. But their value as individuals is not the point of the photo. Luke, My position was and is that these two cases provide very different degrees of objectification, with The Big Picture being very borderline insofar as it objectifies at all, and benign in the way it does because its larger context does not include objectification.

Their mud-covered appearance is their only interest to us. Common Sense Atheism Atheism is just the beginning.

Slaves are treated as largely fungible, but certainly not inert. This tangent is far less interesting…. Here we see ownership, denial of autonomy, and instrumentality.