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Same Sex

Debating the Ethics, Science, and Culture of Homosexuality

Same Sex( )
Editor: Corvino, John
Contribution by: Colloquium, Ramsey
Helminak, Daniel A.
Himmelhoch, Leah
Lasco, Mitchell
Luddy, John
Koppelman, Andrew
Bem, Daryl J.
Boswell, John
Bradshaw, David
Byne, William
Card, Claudia
Chauncey, George
Davis, Madeline
Finnis, John
Golden, Carla
Halperin, David M.
Kennedy, Elizabeth Lapovsky
Knight, Robert H.
Mohr, Richard D.
Plato,
Queen, Carol
Rauch, Jonathan
Schmidt, Thomas E.
Siegel, Paul
Stein, Edward
Stramel, James S.
Suppe, Frederick
Williams, Thomas
Series title:Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy
ISBN:978-0-8476-8483-0
Publication Date:Mar 1999
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $50.95
Book Description:

...attempts to substitute reason and scholarship for diatribe.--The Washington Post Are gay rights equal rights or special rights? Is homosexuality immoral? While contributors to Same Sex, including the late John Boswell, David M. Halperin, and George Chauncey, often clash in opinion, they share a fundamental commintment to careful, rational discussion. Essential reading for anyone looking towards a better understanding of gays, lesbians, and the issues that surround them.

Book Details
Pages:422
Detailed Subjects: Law / Gender & The Law
Social Science / Human Sexuality
Social Science / Lgbt Studies / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.392 x 23.038 x 2.794 cm
Book Weight:0.664 Kilograms
Author Biography
(Editor)
Plato was born c. 427 B.C. in Athens, Greece, to an aristocratic family very much involved in political government. Pericles, famous ruler of Athens during its golden age, was Plato's stepfather. Plato was well educated and studied under Socrates, with whom he developed a close friendship. When Socrates was publically executed in 399 B.C., Plato finally distanced himself from a career in Athenian politics, instead becoming one of the greatest philosophers of Western civilization. Plato extended Socrates's inquiries to his students, one of the most famous being Aristotle.

Plato's The Republic is an enduring work, discussing justice, the importance of education, and the qualities needed for rulers to succeed. Plato felt governors must be philosophers so they may govern wisely and effectively. Plato founded the Academy, an educational institution dedicated to pursuing philosophic truth. The Academy lasted well into the 6th century A.D., and is the model for all western universities. Its formation is along the lines Plato laid out in The Republic.

Many of Plato's essays and writings survive to this day. Plato died in 347 B.C. at the age of 80.

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