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    680 philosophical abstracts.Exploitation Prostitution & Karen Green Taboo - 1990 - Philosophy 90 (251).
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  2. Prostitution and the Good of Sex.Sascha Settegast - 2018 - Social Theory and Practice 44 (3):377-403.
    On some accounts, prostitution is just another form of casual sex and as such not particularly harmful in itself, if regulated properly. I claim that, although casual sex in general is not inher-ently harmful, prostitution in fact is. To show this, I defend an account of sex as joint action characteristically aimed at sexual enjoyment, here understood as a tangible experience of com-munity among partners, and argue that prostitution fails to achieve this good by incentivizing partners to (...)
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  3. Is prostitution harmful?Ole Martin Moen - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (2):73-81.
    A common argument against prostitution states that selling sex is harmful because it involves selling something deeply personal and emotional. More and more of us, however, believe that sexual encounters need not be deeply personal and emotional in order to be acceptable—we believe in the acceptability of casual sex. In this paper I argue that if casual sex is acceptable, then we have few or no reasons to reject prostitution. I do so by first examining nine influential arguments (...)
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  4. Prostitution, disability and prohibition.Frej Klem Thomsen - 2015 - Journal of Medical Ethics 41 (6):451-459.
    Criminalisation of prostitution, and minority rights for disabled persons, are important contemporary political issues. The article examines their intersection by analysing the conditions and arguments for making a legal exception for disabled persons to a general prohibition against purchasing sexual services. It explores the badness of prostitution, focusing on and discussing the argument that prostitution harms prostitutes, considers forms of regulation and the arguments for and against with emphasis on a liberty-based objection to prohibition, and finally presents (...)
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  5. Prostitution and the Good of Sex: A Reply to Settegast.Natasha McKeever - 2020 - Social Theory and Practice 46 (4):765-784.
    In Sascha Settegast’s recently published article, “Prostitution and the Good of Sex” in Social Theory and Practice, he argues that prostitution is intrinsically harmful. In this article, I object to his argument, making the following three responses to his account: 1) bad sex is not “detrimental to the good life”; 2) bad sex is not necessarily unvirtuous; 3) sex work is work as well as sex, and so must be evaluated as work in addition to as sex.
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  6. Prostitution & Instrumentalization.Rob Lovering - 2017 - Philosophy Now (123):14-17.
    Is prostitution immoral? Various philosophers have put forward arguments for thinking so, one of the most notable being that, by engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment, the prostitute instrumentalizes himself or herself. In this paper, I identify two meanings of "instrumentalize" and, with them, two versions of the instrumentalization argument for the immorality of prostitution. I then critique each version of the argument.
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  7. Prostitution and the ideal state: a defense of a policy of vigilance.Agustin Vicente - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (2):475-487.
    The debate concerning prostitution is centered around two main views: the liberal view and the radical feminist view. The typical liberal view is associated with decriminalization and normalization of prostitution; radical feminism stands in favor of prohibition or abolition. Here, I argue that neither of the views is right. My argument does not depend on the plausible (or actual) side effects of prohibition, abolition, or normalization; rather, I am concerned with the ideals involved. I will concede to liberals (...)
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    Prostitution and Pornography: Philosophical Debate About the Sex Industry.Jessica Spector (ed.) - 2006 - Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
    _Prostitution and Pornography_ examines debates about the sex industry and the adequacy of the liberal response to critiques of the sex industry. The anthology focuses particularly on the very different ways prostitution and pornography are treated. Unlike other books that deal with the sex industry, this volume brings together academics and industry veterans and survivors to discuss the ways prostitution, pornography, and other forms of commercial sex are treated, and to ask questions about the role that ideas about (...)
  9. Prostitution as a Morally Risky Practice.Ann Ferguson - 1998 - In Bat-Ami Bar On & Ann Ferguson (eds.), Daring to Be Good. Routledge.
    This is an article in feminist ethics which claims to present a middle road between radical feminist critique of prostitution and libertarian feminism defense of the practice. I develop the category of morally risky (in feminist value terms) and argue that prostitution along with marriage and consensual S/M sex falls into the category in male dominant societies.
     
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    A Prostitute's Lived Experiences of Stigma.Miyuki Tomura - 2009 - Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 40 (1):51-84.
    This research used a semi-structured interview method and Smith and Osborn's interpretive phenomenological analysis to investigate a female prostitute's experiences of stigma associated with her work. To structure the interview schedule, Seidman's in-depth phenomenologically based interviewing method, which comprises three areas of focus, “focused life history,” “details of the experience” under investigation, and “reflection of the meaning” of the experience, was used as a general guide. Ten broad psychological themes were identified: 1) awareness of engaging in what people think is (...)
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  11. Prostitution and Paternalism.Jeffrey A. Gauthier - 2014 - In David Boersema (ed.), Dimensions of Moral Agency. Cambridge Scholars. pp. 194-202.
    Both liberals and feminists have long criticized the paternalistic approach to prostitution found in most jurisdictions in the U.S. In his recent book Prostitution and Liberalism, Peter de Marneffe defends just such an intervention, arguing that the demonstrated harmfulness of a life of prostitution justifies paternalistic policies aimed at reducing the number of women who are involved in it. Although de Marneffe does not endorse the prohibitionist approach typical in the U.S., he argues that the best reasons (...)
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  12. Prostitution.Alison Jaggar - 1980 - In Alan Soble (ed.), Readings in the Philosophy of Sex. Totowa, N.J: Littlefield, Adams & Co.
  13. Prostitution, Sexual Autonomy, and Sex Discrimination.Jeffrey Gauthier - 2011 - Hypatia 26 (1):166 - 186.
    Feminist critics of the stigmatization of prostitution such as Martha Nussbaum and Sybil Schwarzenbach argue that the features of the practice do not, or at least need not, differ essentially from those of other more respected sorts of labor. I argue that even the least degraded forms of the current practice of prostitution remain objectionable on feminist grounds because patrons demand a semblance of sexual self-expression that engages discriminatory beliefs about women's sexuality.
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    Prostitution and sexual ethics: a reply to Westin.Ole Martin Moen - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (2):88-88.
    In ‘Is prostitution harmful?’ I argue that if casual sex is acceptable, then so is prostitution.1 Anna Westin, in ‘The harms of prostitution: critiquing Moen's argument of no-harm’, raises four objections to my view.2 Let me reply to these in turn.Westin's first objection is that it is ‘fundamentally problematic [to] categorise sexual ethics into merely two types’, the type that accepts casual sex and the type that does not. The reason why, she explains, is that this ‘incompletely (...)
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    Prostitution Policy: Revolutionizing Practice Through a Gendered Perspective.Lenore Kuo - 2002 - NYU Press.
    While widely acknowledged as the world's oldest profession, and often glamorized or demonized in the media, prostitution is a critical part of American culture and its economy, as well as a social problem in need of an updated public policy. In Prostitution Policy, Lenore Kuo combines feminist social research and legal studies to tackle issues raised by heterosexual prostitution in the U.S. Through the lens of feminist theory, Kuo examines the milieu of prostitutes and the role of (...)
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  16. Prostitution and sexual autonomy: Making sense of the prohibition of prostitution.Scott A. Anderson - 2002 - Ethics 112 (4):748-780.
  17. Prostitution: You Can’t Have Your Cake and Sell It.Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette - 2017 - Journal of Practical Ethics 5 (2):77-84.
    I offer an unorthodox argument for the thesis that prostitution is not just a normal job. It has the advantage of being compatible with the claim that humans should have full authority over their sexual life. In fact, it is ultimately the emphasis on this authority that leads the thesis that prostitution is a normal job to collapse. Here is the argument: merchants cannot (both legally and morally) discriminate whom they transact with on the basis of factors like (...)
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    Prostitution and harm: a reply to Anderson and McDougall.Ole Martin Moen - 2014 - Journal of Medical Ethics 40 (2):84-85.
    I agree with Scott A Anderson1 and Rosalind J McDougall2 that many prostitutes suffer significant harms, and that these harms must be taken seriously. Having a background in public outreach for sex workers, I share this concern wholeheartedly.In the article to which Anderson and McDougall respond,3 I ask why prostitutes are harmed: are prostitutes harmed because prostitution itself is harmful or because of contingent ways in which prostitutes are socially and legally treated? This is an important question, since if (...)
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    Prostitution in the Eastern Mediterranean World: The Economics of Sex in the Late Antique and Medieval Middle East. By Gary Leiser.Charles G. Häberl - 2022 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 140 (3).
    Prostitution in the Eastern Mediterranean World: The Economics of Sex in the Late Antique and Medieval Middle East. By Gary Leiser. London: I.B. Tauris, 2017. Pp. xv + 332. $52.50, £35.
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  20. Liberalism and Prostitution.Peter de Marneffe - 2009 - New York, US: Oup Usa.
    Civil libertarians characterize prostitution as a "victimless crime," and argue that it ought to be legalized. Feminist critics counter that prostitution is not victimless, since it harms the people who do it. Civil libertarians respond that most women freely choose to do this work, and that it is paternalistic for the government to limit a person's liberty for her own good. In this book Peter de Marneffe argues that although most prostitution is voluntary, paternalistic prostitution laws (...)
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  21. Defending prostitution: Charges against Ericsson.Carole Pateman - 1982 - Ethics 93 (3):561-565.
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    Prostitution et Vox literati à Shangaï avant la Première Guerre mondiale.Christian Henriot - 2003 - Clio 17:45-64.
    Cet article examine les formes du discours des lettrés chinois sur la prostitution de la fin du XIXe siècle à la Première Guerre mondiale. Il met en lumière le caractère ambivalent de ce discours qui, centré sur les courtisanes - la strate supérieure du monde de la prostitution - constitue une forme d’apologie ou de vision positive de la prostitution. Cette vision a pour partie imprégné la représentation collective de la prostitution en Chine. Toutefois cette représentation (...)
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  23. Normalizing Prostitution versus Normalizing the Alienability of Sexual Rights: A Response to Scott A. Anderson.Hallie Rose Liberto - 2009 - Ethics 120 (1):138-145.
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    Debating Prostitution in Parliament: A Feminist Analysis.Joyce Outshoorn - 2001 - European Journal of Women's Studies 8 (4):472-490.
    In 2000, the Netherlands became the first European country to legalize prostitution, a policy supported by Dutch feminists. It distinguishes forced from voluntary prostitution, defining the latter as ‘sex work’, in contrast to feminist positions viewing it as ‘sexual domination’. This article examines the discourses used by parliamentarians in the debates since the 1980s and charts the shift from a traditional moral view to the sex-work frame, creating new meanings of ‘ prostitutes’, ‘clients’ and ‘brothel keepers’ in the (...)
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    Prostitution Policy in Europe: A Time of Change?Helen Ward, Sophie Day & Judith Kilvington - 2001 - Feminist Review 67 (1):78-93.
    There has been considerable recent debate about prostitution in Europe that reflects concerns about health, employment and human rights. Legal changes are being introduced in many countries. We focus on two examples in order to discuss the likely implications. A new law in The Netherlands is normalizing aspects of the sex industry through decriminalizing both workers and businesses. In Sweden, on the other hand, prostitution is considered to be a social problem, and a new law criminalizes the purchasers (...)
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    Temple prostitution at aphaca: An overlooked source.Craig A. Gibson - 2019 - Classical Quarterly 69 (2):928-931.
    In her book The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity, Stephanie Budin compiles and analyses an impressive array of literary sources which describe, or have been interpreted as describing, several practices that modern scholars have collectively and variously called sacred, ritual, cultic or temple prostitution. In general, as Budin explains, ‘[s]acred prostitution is the sale of a person's body for sexual purposes where some portion of the money or goods received for this transaction belongs to a deity (...)
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    Prostitutes, workers and kidneys: Brecher on the kidney trade.N. Buttle - 1991 - Journal of Medical Ethics 17 (2):97-98.
    Brecher argues that the practices of selling blood and kidneys are akin to the practices of prostitution and wage-labour since they all involve commodification and, by implication, should be subject to legal prohibition. I suggest that these practices need not involve commodification and that they should only be condemned if people are forced into them because of their lack of power. Rather than these practices being prohibited, I suggest that it would be preferable if they were subject to state (...)
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  28. Prostitution, Exploitation and Taboo.Karen Green - 1989 - Philosophy 64 (250):525 - 534.
    It is so generally accepted that prostitution is immoral, that this is one of the least discussed of all ethical issues. Few serious philosophical treatments of the subject have been published. Of these, at least one, Lars Ericsson's, ‘Charges against Prostitution’, throws into stark relief the apparent inconsistency of our community attitudes. For it demonstrates that, from the point of view of the simple free market liberalism, to which many subscribe, there is nothing immoral about prostitution. The (...)
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  29. Leaving Prostitution: Getting Out and Staying Out of Sex Work.[author unknown] - 2014
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    16. Prostitution and Sexual Autonomy: Making Sense of the Prohibition of Prostitution.Scott A. Anderson - 2006 - In Jessica Spector (ed.), Prostitution and Pornography: Philosophical Debate About the Sex Industry. Stanford University Press. pp. 358-393.
  31. Prostitution and date rape : The commodification of consent.Louisa Lee Moon - 2011 - In Adrianne McEvoy (ed.), Sex, Love, and Friendship: Studies of the Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love: 1993-2003. Rodopi.
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    Prude, Prostitute, Pimp and Pareto.Antonio Moreno, Jana Aertsen, Bruce Chapman & Janet Landa - 1985 - Philosophy 60 (234):525-531.
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    Philosophical Debates about Prostitution: State of the Question.Lori Watson - 2019 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 57 (2):165-193.
    This article aims to present “the state of the question” concerning prostitution. The “state of the question” has a double meaning. On the one hand, it can mean the state of the debate. Treating it as such, one might be inclined to describe and evaluate the various positions by the conclusions they offer, e.g. for or against decriminalization, for or against the Nordic Model, etc. On the other hand, a deeper sense of “the state of the question” concerns what (...)
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    9. Prostitution and the Case for Decriminalization.Laurie Shrage - 2006 - In Jessica Spector (ed.), Prostitution and Pornography: Philosophical Debate About the Sex Industry. Stanford University Press. pp. 240-246.
  35. A Moral Defense of Prostitution.Rob Lovering - 2021 - New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
    Is prostitution immoral? In this book, Rob Lovering argues that it is not. Offering a careful and thorough critique of the many―twenty, to be exact―arguments for prostitution's immorality, Lovering leaves no claim unchallenged. Drawing on the relevant literature along with his own creative thinking, Lovering offers a clear and reasoned moral defense of the world's oldest profession. Lovering demonstrates convincingly, on both consequentialist and nonconsequentialist grounds, that there is nothing immoral about prostitution between consenting adults. The legal (...)
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    Prostitution.Michelle Madden Dempsey - 2019 - In Larry Alexander & Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law. Springer Verlag. pp. 599-622.
    This chapter examines applied ethics regarding prostitution and criminalization. It proceeds in three parts. Part one examines different ways of defining prostitution, part two reviews five objections to prostitution that have framed standard debates regarding criminalization, and part three examines issues that have arisen in ethical debates regarding prostitution and criminalization in recent decades. Along the way, the chapter illustrates the extent to which debates in applied ethics regarding the criminalization of prostitution depend in large (...)
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    Prostitutes and Courtesans in the Ancient World.Madeleine Mary Henry - 2007 - American Journal of Philology 128 (3):419-423.
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    Prostitution and the Church's Task with Reference to Bulgaria.Margarita Todorova - 1999 - Feminist Theology 7 (20):29-37.
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  39. Prostitution Policy in the Nordic Region: Ambiguous Sympathies.[author unknown] - 2013
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    Prostitutes, Musicians, and Self-Respect: Virtues and Vices of Personal Life.Joseph H. Kupfer - 2007 - Lexington Books.
    The virtues and vices examined in Prostitutes, Musicians, and Self-Respect pervade and govern daily life, refer to our own person, and involve strong emotions. Kupfer analyzes such character traits as humility, gratitude, envy and sentimentality and explores themes of self-knowledge and self-respect.
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    Prostitutes, musicians, and self-respect.Joseph Kupfer - 1995 - Journal of Social Philosophy 26 (3):75-88.
  42. Moral Dilemmas of Feminism: Prostitution, Adultery, and Abortion.Laurie Shrage - 1994 - New York: Routledge.
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    Die prostitution.Havelock Ellis - 1926 - The Eugenics Review 17 (4):294.
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    Prostitutes, Plonk, and Play: Female Banqueters on a Red-figure Psykter from the Hermitage.Allison Glazebrook - 2012 - Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 105 (4):497-524.
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    Greek Prostitutes in the Ancient Mediterranean, 800 BCE–200 CE.Hugh Lindsay - 2013 - The European Legacy 18 (4):514-515.
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    Prude, Prostitute, Pimp and Pareto.Bruce Chapman & Janet T. Landa - 1985 - Philosophy 60 (234):525-531.
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  47. Prostitution and trafficking for sexual labour.Julia O'Connell Davidson - 2014 - In Darrel Moellendorf & Heather Widdows (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Global Ethics. Routledge.
     
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    Prostitution.Cecil Binney - 1937 - The Eugenics Review 28 (4):306.
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    Prostitution and morality.Sherwin Bailey - 1966 - The Eugenics Review 58 (1):32.
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    Prostitution and its Effects in Northeast Turkey.Ildikó Bellér- Hann - 1995 - European Journal of Women's Studies 2 (2):219-235.
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