If we make a god of sexuality, that god will fail in ways that affect the whole person and perhaps the whole society. While much of the media is buzzing about a new survey on sex in America, I'm still thinking about a book, "Sex and Culture," published in I discovered it in the windowless warrens of a large university library, and I felt like an archaeologist must feel unearthing an artifact from the catacombs. Seeking to test the Freudian notion that civilization is a byproduct of repressed sexuality, the scholar J. Unwin studied 86 different societies.
Read the Spanish version of this article. Version in Traditional Chinese plus videos. One winter afternoon I was relaxing with a half-dozen fellow graduate philosophy students discussing theories of law and punishment. About an hour into the discussion, it occurred to me that some moral laws might limit pleasure and enjoyment in the short term but in the long term minimize suffering and maximize human fulfillment. It is a remarkable book summarizing a lifetime of research by Oxford social anthropologist J.
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