Kant and Sexual Perversion

The Monist 86 (1):55-89 (2003)

This article discusses the views of Immanuel Kant on sexual perversion (what he calls "carnal crimes against nature"), as found in his Vorlesung (Lectures on Ethics) and the Metaphysics of Morals (both the Rechtslehre and Tugendlehre). Kant criticizes sexual perversion by appealing to Natural Law and to his Formula of Humanity. Neither argument for the immorality of sexual perversion succeeds.
Keywords Kant, Sexual Perversion, Masturbation, Homosexuality, Scruton, Categorical Imperative
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ISBN(s) 0026-9662
DOI 10.5840/monist20038614
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