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The Philosophy of Sexual Orientation is a very broad category.  It covers questions about the nature and causes of human sexuality and sexual desire; the politics of homosexuality, gay rights, and the law; and various topics in Queer Theory.      

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  1. Judith Butler (1999). Revisiting Bodies and Pleasures. Theory, Culture and Society 16 (2):11-20.
    Foucault proposes at the end of the first volume of The History of Sexuality to shift the focus of sexual studies from sex-desire to bodies and pleasures. This article seeks to establish what he means by this shift, how he proposes it be made, and what the consequences are for thinking about sexuality together with `sex'. Foucault's shift involves a historiographical claim about the superability of the recent past, and can be read as an effort to relegate the concerns about (...)
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  2. Claudia Card (1984). Review Essay: Sadomasochism And Sexual Preference. Journal of Social Philosophy 15 (2):42-52.
  3. Frank Dikotter (1996). Sex, Culture and Modernity in China Medical Science and the Construction of Sexual Identities in the Early Republican Period. History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 18 (2):241.
  4. H. Draper (1988). Transsexualism and Sex Reassignment. Journal of Medical Ethics 14 (1):47-48.
  5. Gordon L. Fain (2007). A Lesbian Ending in the Odes of Horace. Classical Quarterly 57 (01):318-.
  6. Gabriele Fedrigo (2012). Estetica Dell'esistenza E Ascesi "Gay": Appunti Intorno a Michel Foucault. Quiedit.
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  7. FL (1998). Refus de transfert du bail à l'occupant se prévalant d'une liaison homosexuelle. Médecine Et Droit 1998 (31):18-.
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  8. Didier Godard (2005). L'amour Philosophique: L'Homosexualité Masculine au Siècle des Lumières. H&O.
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  9. Heidi E. Grasswick (2004). Book Review: Anne Fausto-Sterling. The Science and Social World of Sex and Sexuality: A Review of Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality New York: Basic Books, 2000; and Edward Stein. The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation. [REVIEW] Hypatia 19 (3):203-208.
  10. James Hagerty (2000). The High Priesthood of Being Gay: An Ontology. Factor Press.
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  11. Michael Hames-Garcia (2006). What's at Stake in" Gay" Identities? In Linda Alcoff (ed.), Identity Politics Reconsidered. Palgrave Macmillan. 78--95.
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  12. M. R. Hamilton-Farrell (1982). Advice for the Homosexual Patient. Journal of Medical Ethics 8 (3):162-163.
  13. Richard Hawley (1999). J. F. Martos Montiel: Desde Lesbos con Amor: Homosexualidad femenina en la antigüedad . (Supplementa Mediterrànea, 1.) Pp. 167. Madrid: Ediciones Clàsicas, 1966. Paper. ISBN: 84-7882-242-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 49 (02):611-.
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  14. Niklas Holzberg (2000). More Catullan Answers J.-W. Beck: 'Lesbia' Und 'Juventius': Zwei Libelli Im Corpus Catullianum: Untersuchungen Zur Publikationsform Und Authentizität der Überlieferten Gedichtfolge .(Hypomnemata, 111.) Pp. 329. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Rupprecht, 1996. Paper. Isbn: 3-525-25184-X. H. Dettmer: Love by the Numbers: Form and the Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus . (Lang Classical Studies, 10.) Pp. 366. New York Etc.: Peter Lang, 1997. Cased. Isbn: 0-8204-3663-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 50 (02):436-.
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  15. Homosexuality & the Use Of (2002). Stephen Man-Hung Sze. In Julia Lai Po-Wah Tao (ed.), Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the (Im) Possibility of Global Bioethics. Kluwer Academic Pub..
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  16. Donald C. Hubin (1993). Book Review:Thoughtful Economic Man: Essays on Rationality, Moral Rules and Benevolence. Gay Meeks. [REVIEW] Ethics 103 (3):572-.
    Some have attempted to justify benefit/ cost analysis by appealing to a moral theory that appears to directly ground the technique. This approach is unsuccessful because the moral theory in question is wildly implausible and, even if it were correct, it would probably not endorse the unrestricted use of benefit/ cost analysis. Nevertheless, there is reason to think that a carefully restricted use of benefit/ cost analysis will be justifiable from a wide variety of plausible moral perspectives. From this, it (...)
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  17. David L. Hull (1994). Book Review:Gay Ideas. Richard D. Mohr. [REVIEW] Ethics 105 (1):209-.
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  18. Aaron J. Ihde (1980). Book Review:Gay-Lussac: Scientist and Bourgeois Maurice Crosland. [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 47 (2):335-.
  19. No Authorship Indicated (2001). Review of The Mismeasure of Desire: The Science, Theory, and Ethics of Sexual Orientation. [REVIEW] Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology 21 (1):98-98.
  20. Paul Johnson (2010). Love, Heterosexuality and Society. In Ann Brooks (ed.), Social Theory in Contemporary Asia. Routledge.
  21. Morris Kaplan, Literature in the Dock: The Trials of Oscar Wilde.
    This essay uses the recently published expanded record of the Queensberry libel trial to revisit the relationship between the 'literary' and 'sexual' dimensions of the Wilde scandal. The defence was guided by an integrated conception of the links between the two that shaped both the public responses and the legal proceedings, including the criminal prosecution. The conflict between moral literalism and aesthetic indeterminacy not only informed the legal determination of sexual guilt but also was inflected by social class in ways (...)
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  22. Andrea Kleinhuber (2000). The Politics of Identity in Lesbian and Gay Anthropology. Nexus 14 (1):5.
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  23. B. Koziak (2011). Book Review: From Disgust to Humanity: Sexual Orientation and Constitutional Law. [REVIEW] Political Theory 39 (6):808-811.
  24. Andreas Krass (ed.) (2009). Queer Studies in Deutschland: Interdisziplinäre Beiträge Zur Kritischen Heteronormativitätsforschung. Trafo.
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  25. M. Lavin (1986). Book Reviews : Homosexuality and American Psychiatry: The Politics of Diagnosis. By Ronald Bayer. New York: Basic Books, 1981. Pp. 224. $12.95 U.S. [REVIEW] Philosophy of the Social Sciences 16 (2):252-254.
  26. Richard Lawson (1932). From Gay to Grave. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 10 (1):47 – 53.
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  27. Wendy Lynne Lee (2009). Restoring Human-Centerednes to Environmental Conscience: The Ecocentrist's Dilemma, the Role of Heterosexualized Anthropomorphizing, and the Significance of Language to Ecological Feminism. Ethics and the Environment 14 (1):pp. 29-51.
    I argue here that the centeredness of human experience as human is misrepresented by ecocentrists as identical with (or the cause of) human chauvinism, and that although centeredness describes an ineradicable feature of human consciousness, nothing necessarily follows from it other than what follows from any unique configuration of capacities and limitations. Appealing to the ways in which we use anthropomorphizing language, I argue that at the root of this misrepresentation is a failure to take seriously not only the perceptual (...)
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  28. Wendy Lynne Lee & Laura M. Dow (2001). Queering Ecological Feminism: Erotophobia, Commodification, Art, and Lesbian Identity. Ethics and the Environment 6 (2):1-21.
    : Utilizing examples from recent art, we critique Greta Gaard's argument that an inclusive ecofeminism must account for the role played by erotophobia in oppression. We suggest that while Gaard offers valuable insight into how fear of the erotic contributes to maintaining heteropatriarchal institutions, it fails to account for forms of oppression specific to lesbians. Moreover, Gaard's analysis unwittingly reinforces the conceptual, hence political, economic, and social invisibility of lesbians that, following Marilyn Frye, we argue is not merely consequent to (...)
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  29. Anton Leist (2006). Heterosexueller Paarfundamentalismus. Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 54 (4):647-653.
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  30. J. Mark Halstead (2005). Islam, Homophobia and Education: A Reply to Michael Merry. Journal of Moral Education 34 (1):37-42.
    Focusing on the disagreements between Muslims and homosexuals over sexuality education, this article highlights the need in liberal societies for respectful dialogue between groups that hold diametrically opposed beliefs and values. The article argues that it should be possible for Muslims to set out a religious perspective that is critical of homosexual behaviour without being accused of homophobia, just as it is possible for homosexuals to criticise Islamic teaching about sexual behaviour without being accused of Islamophobia. It further argues that (...)
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  31. Gail Mason (2006). » The Book at a Glance. Symposium: The Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender and Knowledge «. Hypatia 21 (2).
  32. Michael S. Merry (2005). Should Educators Accommodate Intolerance? Mark Halstead,1 Homosexuality, and the Islamic Case. Journal of Moral Education 34 (1):19-36.
    The ideological interface between Muslims and liberal educators undoubtedly is strained in the realm of sex education, and perhaps on no topic more so than homosexuality. Mark Halstead argues that schools should not try to ?undermine the faith? of Muslims, who object to teaching homosexuality as an ?acceptable alternative lifestyle?. In this article, I will argue against his monolithic presentation of Islam. Furthermore, I will argue that because Halstead presents a narrow view of Islam he is neglectful of gay and (...)
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  33. Matthew Meyer (2011). Review of Monika M. Langer, Nietzsche's Gay Science: Dancing Coherence. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2011 (2).
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  34. E. Moberly (1996). Book Reviews : Homosexuality in the Chatrch: Both Sides of the Debate, Edited by Jeffrey S. Siker. Lousville, Ky., Westminster-John Knox,1994. 211 Pp. Pb. US$14.99. [REVIEW] Studies in Christian Ethics 9 (1):112-115.
  35. Richard D. Mohr (1987). Viewpoint Policy, Ritual, Purity: Gays and Mandatory AIDS Testing. Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 15 (4):178-185.
  36. Alan Montefiore (1956). The Question of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. By Ernst Cassirer. Translated and Edited with an Introduction and Additional Notes by Peter Gay. (Columbia University Press, 1954. Pp. 129. Price $2.75.). [REVIEW] Philosophy 31 (116):87-.
  37. J. Morgan (1996). Review. Writing Sex. Foucault's Virginity. Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality. S Goldhill. The Classical Review 46 (2):263-264.
  38. Julien S. Murphy (2000). Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization (Review). Journal of Speculative Philosophy 14 (1):76-78.
  39. Malcolm Murray (1999). Homosexuals and the Adoption Question. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 13 (1):105-111.
    In this paper, I claim there is nothing morally wrong with homosexuals adopting children. It is often argued that even if we ought to tolerate homosexuals in society, we must nevertheless forbid them from raising children. This is simply preposterous. There is no good argument for maintaining it, as I hope to demonstrate here.
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  40. Christopher Nappa (1999). H. P. Obermayer: Martial und der Diskurs über männliche 'Homosexualität' in der Literatur der frühen Kaiserzeit . Pp. xiv + 378. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1998. Paper, DM 96. ISBN: 3-8233-4877-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 49 (02):570-.
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  41. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (2001). The Gay Science: With a Prelude in German Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs. Cambridge University Press.
    Nietzsche wrote The Gay Science, which he later described as 'perhaps my most personal book', when he was at the height of his intellectual powers, and the reader will find in it an extensive and sophisticated treatment of the philosophical themes and views which were most central to Nietzsche's own thought and which have been most influential on later thinkers. These include the death of God, the problem of nihilism, the role of truth, falsity and the will-to-truth in human life, (...)
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  42. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1974/2006). The Gay Science. New York,Vintage Books.
    Nietzsche called The Gay Science "the most personal of all my books." It was here that he first proclaimed the death of God -- to which a large part of the book is devoted -- and his doctrine of the eternal recurrence. Walter Kaufmann's commentary, with its many quotations from previously untranslated letters, brings to life Nietzsche as a human being and illuminates his philosophy. The book contains some of Nietzsche's most sustained discussions of art and morality, knowledge and truth, (...)
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  43. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1910/2006). The Gay Science. Dover Publications.
    "God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him." This is the book in which Nietzsche put forth his boldest declaration. It is also his most personal. Essential reading for students of philosophy, history, and literature, it features some of Nietzsche's most important discussions of art, morality, knowledge, and, ultimately, truth.
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  44. Martha C. Nussbaum (2002). Millean Liberty and Sexual Orientation: A Discussion of Edward Stein's the Mismeasure of Desire. Law and Philosophy 21 (3):317 - 334.
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  45. Bat-Ami Bar On (1992). Book Review:Lesbian Ethics: Toward New Values. Sarah Lucia Hoagland. [REVIEW] Ethics 102 (3):673-.
  46. Thomas V. Palma & Richard J. Iannelli (2002). Therapeutic Reactivity to Confidentiality with HIV Positive Clients: Bias or Epidemiology? Ethics and Behavior 12 (4):353 – 370.
    Therapeutic reactivity among psychology trainees (N = 68) was ascertained by their response to 10 clinical vignettes depicting clients with HIV who are sexually active with uninformed partners. This construct accounts for the relative change in decisions to maintain the confidentiality of clients who acknowledge safe versus unsafe sexual behavior. As anticipated, an analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect for safety and a significant 3-way interaction (Sexual Orientation × Safety × Gender). Subsequent analyses revealed that trainees exhibit the (...)
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  47. Gregory Fernando Pappas (2001). Dewey and Latina Lesbians on the Quest for Purity. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 (2):152-161.
  48. John Perry (2010). Gentiles and Homosexuals: A Brief History of an Analogy. Journal of Religious Ethics 38 (2):321-347.
    This paper examines the argument that moral approval of homosexuality is analogous to the early church's inclusion of gentiles. The analogy has a long but often overlooked history, dating back to the start of the modern gay-rights movement. It has recently gained greater prominence because of its importance to the Episcopal Church's debate with the wider Anglican Communion. Beginning with the Episcopal Church argument, we see that there are five specific areas most in need of further clarification. In this essay (...)
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  49. John E. Petrovic (1999). Moral Democratic Education and Homosexuality: Censoring Morality. Journal of Moral Education 28 (2):201-209.
    With the increasingly heard voices of gays, lesbians and bisexuals in American society and their demands for recognition have come the responses of religious conservatives. In this article I consider whether the extreme moral positions that religious conservatives take are defensible. More specifically, I want to consider whether teachers who embrace such conservative positions should be permitted to act on them in their classrooms. My arguments lead me to distinguish between moral democratic and moralistic positions. The former I examine using (...)
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  50. Jonathan Pickle (2007). Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference. Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 28 (1):221-224.
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