XIV - Sexual orientation: what is it?

Stock, Kathleen (2019) XIV - Sexual orientation: what is it? Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 119 (3). pp. 295-319. ISSN 1467-9264

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I defend an account of sexual orientation, understood as a reflexive disposition to be sexually attracted to people of a particular biological Sex or Sexes. An orientation is identified in terms of two aspects: the Sex of the subject who has the disposition, and whether that Sex is the same as, or different to, the Sex to which the subject is disposed to be attracted. I explore this account in some detail and defend it from several challenges. In doing so, I provide a theoretical framework that justifies our continued reference to Sex-directed sexual orientation as an important means of classifying human subjects.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Sexual orientation; sexuality; gender; transgender.
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0692 Psychology of sex. Sexual behavior
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1395 Feminist ethics
Depositing User: Kathleen Stock
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2019 15:03
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2021 01:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84602

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