Sexual Freedom and Impersonal Value

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Abstract

Hart argues persuasively that majority disapproval cannot justify the government in prohibiting a form of sexual conduct, but he does not address the possibility that the intrinsic badness of a sex act might justify the government in prohibiting it. This article explains within a contractualist framework why the intrinsic badness of a sex act cannot justify the restriction of any important sexual freedom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-512
Number of pages18
JournalCriminal Law and Philosophy
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Contractualism
  • Dworkin
  • Hart
  • Law, Liberty, and Morality
  • Scanlon
  • Sexual freedom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Law

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