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  1. added 2019-01-15
    Rethinking the Pornography Debate: Some Ontological Considerations.Constance Mui - 1998 - Bulletin de la Société Américaine de Philosophie de Langue Française 10 (2):118-127.
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    Peter de Marneffe, Liberalism and Prostitution.Jeffrey A. Gauthier - 2013 - Social Theory and Practice 39 (1):171-178.
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    Naked Children, Moral Philosophy and Photographs.Peter Bowden - 2008 - On Line Opinion.
    The debate about children in art and the surrounding morality started with Bill Henson's photographs of naked pubescent children. It is wider now, extending in several directions. In particular, into freedom of speech , and its association with freedom in art This article explores these issues with particular regard to Hensons photographs; and the application of several of the moral theories to this issue.
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    On Pornography, Representation and Sexual Agency.Consuelo M. Concepcion - 1999 - Hypatia 14 (1):97-100.
    I argue that Alisa Carse's call for antipornography legislation sets a potentially dangerous legal move that could threaten to shut off the dialogue women need to redefine the meanings and terms of our sexualities. I also argue that the terms of legitimacy need to be re-examined outside a legal system that systematically fails to protect the rights of sexual minorities.
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    The Representation of Presence: Outlining the Anti-Aesthetics of Pornography.P. Falk - 1993 - Theory, Culture and Society 10 (2):1-42.
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    Bearing the Sign in Struggle: Pornography, Parody, and Mainstream Cinema.Cathy Griggers - 1989 - American Journal of Semiotics 6 (4):95-107.
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    Objets Pour la Philosophie Nationalisme, Prostitution, Syndicalisme, Etc.Marc Chabot & André Vidricaire - 1983
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    Pornography: The Other Side F. M. Christensen New York: Praeger, 1990, X + 188 Pp. US$19.95. [REVIEW]Jan Narveson - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (2):420-424.
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    Indexicals, Speech Acts and Pornography.Claudia Bianchi - 2008 - Analysis 68 (4):310-316.
    In the last twenty years, recorded messages and written notes have become a significant test and an intriguing puzzle for the semantics of indexical expressions (see Smith 1989, Predelli 1996, 1998a,1998b, 2002, Corazza et al. 2002, Romdenh-Romluc 2002). In particular, the intention-based approach proposed by Stefano Predelli has proven to bear interesting relations to several major questions in philosophy of language. In a recent paper (Saul 2006), Jennifer Saul draws on the literature on indexicals and recorded messages in order to (...)
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    Contexts and Pornography.Mari Mikkola - 2008 - Analysis 68 (4):316-320.
    Jennifer Saul has argued that the speech acts approach to pornography, where pornography has the illocutionary force of subordinating women, is undermined by that very approach: if pornographic works are speech acts, they must be utterances in contexts; and if we take contexts seriously, it follows that only some pornographic viewings subordinate women. In an effort to defend the speech acts approach, Claudia Bianchi argues that Saul focuses on the wrong context to fix pornography’s illocutionary force. In response, I defend (...)
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  11. added 2018-02-16
    Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection.Jerrold Levinson (ed.) - 1998 - Cambridge University Press.
    This major collection of essays stands at the border of aesthetics and ethics and deals with charged issues of practical import: art and morality, the ethics of taste, and censorship. As such its potential interest is by no means confined to professional philosophers; it should also appeal to art historians and critics, literary theorists, and students of film. Prominent philosophers in both aesthetics and ethics tackle a wide array of issues. Some of the questions explored in the volume include: Can (...)
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  12. added 2017-12-02
    Jones, S. (2017) "The Origin of the Faeces: Ten Years of 2Girls1Cup", Porn Studies.Steve Jones - 2017 - Porn Studies 4 (4):473-476.
    On the ten year anniversary of 2Girls1Cup, this article examines the complex balance of shock, pleasure and disgust elicited by this viral video.
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    A Liberal Anti-Porn Feminism?Alex Davies - 2018 - Social Theory and Practice 44 (1):21-48.
    In the 1980s and 1990s, a series of attempts were made to put into U.S. law a civil rights ordinance that would make it possible to sue the makers and distributors of pornography for doing so (under certain conditions). One defence of such legislation has come to be called "the free speech argument against pornography." Philosophers Rae Langton, Jennifer Hornsby and Caroline West have supposed that this defence of the legislation can function as a liberal defence of the legislation: in (...)
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    Whose Right? Ronald Dworkin, Women, and Pornographers.Rae Langton - 1990 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 19 (4):311-359.
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    Is Pornography Like the Law?Rae Langton - 2017 - In Mari Mikkola (ed.), Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 23-38.
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    Why Do Porn Films Suck?Petra van Brabant & Jesse Prinz - unknown
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    Eksistensi Hak Atas Materi Pornografi Berdasarkan Norma Kesusilaan.Christianto Hwian - unknown
    The elucidation of Art. 4 Act No. 44, 2008 implicitly protects a person’s right to possess pornographic materials for his own use. This article argues that this reading opens up a number of moral problems. For one thing what is the limit of legal and illegal porn, a question which cannot be separated from our understanding of what is considered indecent behaviour. In addition, the porn industry, the source of pornographic materials, is considered immoral or against religious precepts in itself. (...)
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    Cheating with Jenna: Monogamy, Pornography and Erotica.Fiona Woollard - unknown
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    Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays.Hans Maes & Jerrold Levinson (eds.) - 2012 - Oxford University Press UK.
    Art and Pornography presents a series of essays which investigate the artistic status and aesthetic dimension of pornographic pictures, films, and literature, and explores the distinction, if there is any, between pornography and erotic art. Is there any overlap between art and pornography, or are the two mutually exclusive? If they are, why is that? If they are not, how might we characterize pornographic art or artistic pornography, and how might pornographic art be distinguished, if at all, from erotic art? (...)
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    Porn.Com: Making Sense of Online Pornography.Feona Attwood (ed.) - 2010 - Peter Lang.
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    Porn - Philosophy for Everyone: How to Think with Kink.Fritz Allhoff & Dave Monroe (eds.) - 2010 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    This anthology takes the ever-controversial discussion of pornography out of solely academic circles; it expands the questions about porn that academics might tackle and opens the conversation to those who know it best—the creators and users of porn. Features essays on non-traditional issues in porn, including celebrity sex tapes, virtual sex, S&M, homosexual porn, and technology’s impact on the porn industry Features fascinating insights from psychologists, a lawyer, and an English professor, as well as industry insiders such as Dylan Ryder (...)
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    8 Violence, Pornography, and Sadomasochism.C. D. C. Reeve - 2005 - In Love's Confusions. Harvard University Press. pp. 125-145.
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    The Secret Museum: Pornography in Modern Culture.Walter Kendrick - 1997 - University of California Press.
    Walter Kendrick traces the relatively recent concept of pornography—the word was not coined until the late 18th century—which became a public issue once the printing press gave ordinary people access to the erotica of the Greeks and Romans, the art and literature of the French enlightenment, and the poems of the Earl of Rochester and John Cleland's _Fanny Hill_. From the secret museums to the pornography trials of _Madame Bovary_ and _Lady Chatterly's Lover_, to Mapplethorpe, cable TV, and the Internet, (...)
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  24. added 2016-12-04
    Review: Nancy Bauer "How to Do Things with Pornography". [REVIEW]Mari Mikkola - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (2):537-539.
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    Conversational Exercitives and the Force of Pornography.Mary Kate Mcgowan - 2003 - Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (2):155-189.
  26. added 2016-03-31
    La Pornographie « En Situation ».Pascale Molinier - 2003 - Cités 15 (3):61.
    La porno straight est un genre littéraire, photographique et cinématographique socialement et historiquement situé, facilement accessible, jusque dans l’univers domestique – le câble – et le domaine professionnel – les écrans de veille. Je ne connais pas la pornographie..
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    Gender Monstrosity: Deadgirl and the Sexual Politics of Zombie-Rape.Steve Jones - 2012 - Feminist Media Studies 13 (4):525-539.
    Deadgirl (2008) is based around a group of male teens discovering and claiming ownership of a bound female zombie, using her as a sex slave. This narrative premise raises numerous tensions that are particularly amplified by using a zombie as the film's central victim. The Deadgirl is sexually passive yet monstrous, reifying the horrors associated with the female body in patriarchal discourses. She is objectified on the basis of her gender, and this has led many reviewers to dismiss the film (...)
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    Zombies and Sexuality: Essays on Desire and the Living Dead.Steve Jones & Shaka McGlotten (eds.) - 2014 - McFarland.
    Since the early 2000s, zombies have increasingly swarmed the landscape of popular culture, with ever more diverse representations of the undead being imagined. A growing number of zombie narratives have introduced sexual themes, endowing the living dead with their own sexual identity. The unpleasant idea of the sexual zombie is itself provocative, triggering questions about the nature of desire, sex, sexuality, and the politics of our sexual behaviors. However, the notion of zombie sex has been largely unaddressed in scholarship. -/- (...)
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    Torture Porn: Popular Horror After Saw.Steve Jones - 2013 - Palgrave-Macmillan.
    Torture Porn is a term that has generated a great deal of controversy during the last decade, critics utilizing the term to dismiss contemporary popular horror cinema as obscene and morally depraved. Arguing primarily in defense of torture-themed horror films, this book seeks to offer a critical overview and examination of the Torture Porn phenomenon, discussing the generic contexts in which it is situated, scrutinizing press responses to the sub-genre, and offering narrative analyses of the sub-genre’s central films; including the (...)
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    The Lexicon of Offense: The Meanings of Torture, Porn, and ‘Torture Porn”.Steve Jones - 2012 - In Feona Attwood, Ian Hunter, Vincent Campbell & Sharon Lockyear (eds.), Controversial Images: Media Representations on the Edge. Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 186-200.
    Torture porn has been vilified on grounds that are at best unconvincing and at worst incoherent. The subgenre’s remonstrators too often ignore the content of the films themselves, and fail to make sufficiently detailed connections between the subgenre and the cultural sphere. Reactions to torture porn rarely consider what values the films apparently contravene, and why, if the films are offensive, they are simultaneously so popular. The central derisive mechanism in operation is the ill-conceived combination of ‘torture’ and ‘porn’ itself. (...)
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    Porn of the Dead: Necrophilia, Feminism, and Gendering the Undead.Steve Jones - 2011 - In Christopher Moreman & Cory Rushton (eds.), Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead. McFarland. pp. 40-60.
    Erotic Nights of the Living Dead (1980) may have featured both animated corpses and hardcore sex scenes, but only recently have Re-Penetrator (2004) and Porn of the Dead (2006) managed to fully eroticise the living dead, allowing these creatures to engage in intercourse. In doing so, the usually a-subjective zombie is allotted a key facet of identity - sexuality. This development within the sub-genre needs accounting for outside of the contexts of porn studies, where it has only been briefly touched (...)
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    Horrorporn/Pornhorror: The Problematic Communities and Contexts of Extreme Online Imagery.Steve Jones - 2010 - In Feona Attwood (ed.), Porn.com: Making Sense of Online Pornography. Peter Lang. pp. 123-137.
    This chapter explores the tentative line between erotic spectacle and horror; a judgement that is problematic given that is based on an axis of moral or ideological normality. The contexts of viewing impact on the status of ‘obscene’ images, both in terms of the communities that view them and their motivation for viewing; for sexual arousal, out of morbid curiosity or malevolence, or perhaps all three simultaneously. The reception of an obscene image is largely based upon the issue of viewer (...)
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    ""Hard Times and Rough Rides: The Legal and Ethical Impossibilities of Researching "'Shock"'Pornographies.Steve Jones & Sharif Mowlabocus - 2009 - Sexualities 12 (5):613--628.
    This article explores the various ethical and legal limitations faced by researchers studying extreme or ‘ shock’ pornographies, beginning with generic and disciplinary contexts, and focusing specifically upon the assumption that textual analysis unproblematically justifies certain pornographies, while legal contexts utilize a prohibitive gaze. Are our academic freedoms of speech endangered by legislations that restrict our access to non-mainstream images, forcing them further into taboo locales? If so, is the ideological normalization of sexuality inextricable from our research methodologies? Simultaneously, can (...)
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    Nudes, Prudes and Attitudes Pornography and Censorship.Avedon Carol & Lee Kennedy - 1994
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    Feminists, Pornography & the Law an Annotated Bibliography of Conflict, 1970-1986.Betty-Carol Sellen & Patricia A. Young - 1987
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    Child Pornography: An Unspeakable Crime Augmented by the Court.Orrin Hatch - 2004 - Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy 18 (2):401-406.
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    Holy Pornography.Amanda Chesworth - 1999 - Free Inquiry 19.
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    The Face of God: Representation as the Pornography of Modernity.Kelly Dennis - 1994 - Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles
    This study represents an inquiry into the historical conception of "pornography" that developed in the 19th century in response to the invention of photography. The project focusses on the historical coincidence of the invention of photography, the accompanying realist debates surrounding the nude, and the etymological transformation of the word "pornography." In contrast to recent literary histories of pornography, the dissertation insists that its modern conception and history, coincident with art in the age of its "technological reproducibility," is primarily image-oriented. (...)
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    Review of Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification. [REVIEW]Cristina Roadevin - 2010 - Disputatio 4 (29):75-82.
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    Rethinking Pornography as a Practice: From "Speech" to the Corporeal Production of Sexual Know-How.Joan Mason-Grant - 1998 - Dissertation, The University of Western Ontario (Canada)
    The innovative core of Catharine MacKinnon and Andrea Dworkin's critique of pornography is the claim that pornography is not merely the expression of ideas--i.e., "speech"--but a material practice of subordination. I maintain that the predominance of the speech paradigm has forestalled a full elaboration of what it means to understand pornography as a practice--particularly the use of pornography for sex. I thus have two broad aims: The first is to show how the entrenched speech paradigm obscures the innovative significance of (...)
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    A. Assiter, Pornography, Feminism and the Individual. [REVIEW]Jean Grimshaw - 1990 - Radical Philosophy 56:45.
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    Susanne Kappeler, Pornography of Representation. [REVIEW]Graham Mccann - 1987 - Radical Philosophy 45:50.
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    Prolegomenon to an Aesthetician's View of 'Erotic-Art', 'Obscenity', and 'Pornography'.George Anton Moroz - 1979 - Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago
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    Feminism and Pornography.Drucilla Cornell - 2000
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    Bad Attitude/s on Trial Pornography, Feminism, and the Butler Decision.Brenda Cossman - 1997
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    Blue Politics Pornography and the Law in the Age of Feminism.Dany Lacombe - 1994
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    Sex Exposed Sexuality and the Pornography Debate.Lynne Segal & Mary Mcintosh - 1992
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    'Pornography, Sex And Feminism' By Alan Soble. [REVIEW]Rachel Browne - 2005 - Philosophy Pathways 112.
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    What is Wrong with Pornography? An Argument by Way of Philosophy and Psychoanalysis.Carol Ann Powers - 2002 - Dissertation, Bowling Green State University
    The focus on the content of pornography has dominated traditional discourse surrounding pornography. However, pornography must be understood as a representational practice in order to adequately explain how pornography functions as an instrument of repression. ;Thus, my dissertation seeks to answer the question, "What is wrong with pornography?" by making use of psychoanalytic concepts drawn from Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. I identify some of the principal features of iconographic representation. The central iconographic feature to be found in pornography is (...)
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    Pornography and Democratization Legislating Obscenity in Post-Communist Russia.Paul W. Goldschmidt - 1999
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