Tue, Nov 12 at 7:30 p.m. | 90 minutes
In this Olio, we will explore different arguments and moral feelings that have been conveyed by philosophers around the topic of prostitution.
Prostitution has always been believed by the majority of people, including the ones who take part in it, to be extremely harmful. Let’s try to put our prejudices aside, and explore the nature of this belief, and its consequences on prostitution itself. Why is prostitution so often morally condemned?
In this Olio, we will explore different arguments that have been conveyed by philosophers both in favor of an abolitionist view, and in favor of a legalizing and/or decriminalizing view, while trying to closely explore our moral feelings about the commodification of sex.
*This Olio will take place in a Prospect Height's Living Room. Address will be sent upon RSVP*
Jeanne Proust's research focuses on Théodule Ribot’s Diseases of the Will, both in philosophical and psychological perspectives. While teaching at different universities here in New York, Jeanne is advocating for a widening of philosophical education beyond the academic frontiers.