Chapter

Pornography

John Finnis

in Reason in Action

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580057
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729379 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580057.003.0020
Pornography

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This chapter is an unpublished 1973 essay which explores the role of spaces of meaning in valuable forms of life such as political philosophizing, marriage, and friendship between man and women. The Song of Songs is taken as exemplary, and the idea of depraving and corrupting used in English obscenity law is defended against the propaganda in Oh! Calcutta and the argumentation of Jonathan Miller.

Keywords: space of meaning; political philosophy; marriage; friendship; corruption; obscenity law

Chapter.  5570 words. 

Subjects: Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law

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