What's Wrong with Homosexuality? (Philosophy in Action)

# Read * Whats Wrong with Homosexuality? (Philosophy in Action) by John Corvino ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB. Whats Wrong with Homosexuality? (Philosophy in Action) Corvino blends a philosophers precision with a light touch that is full of humanity and wit. What is needed is a positive case for moral approval--which is what Corvino unabashedly offers here. In the process, he makes a fresh case for moral engagement, forcefully rejecting the idea that morality is a private matter. This book appears at a time when same-sex marriage is being hotly debated across the U.S. Legally speaking, when it comes to marriage, tolerance might be enough, Corvino conced

What's Wrong with Homosexuality? (Philosophy in Action)

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Rating : 4.54 (896 Votes)
Asin : 0199856311
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-10-04
Language : English

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Rather, civil equality with heterosexuals is what’s needed. In the last chapter, Corvino discusses his friendly relations with Stanton and other debating opponents and why friendship, much less tolerance, isn’t enough. For this entry in the Philosophy in Action series, he scrutinizes six different arguments about homosexuality, from We Shouldn’t Even Be Having This Discussion (i.e., homosexuality is a private matter) to the dehumanizing Man on Man, Man on Dog, or Whatever the Case May Be, aka the slippery-slope-to-the-moral-sewer line about what gay marriage leads to. From Booklist Philosophy professor Corvino, who’s gay and in a long-term relationship, answers the question of his book’s title with, essentially, Nothing, if you think about it. He writes in plain language leavened wit

Corvino blends a philosopher's precision with a light touch that is full of humanity and wit. What is needed is a positive case for moral approval--which is what Corvino unabashedly offers here. In the process, he makes a fresh case for moral engagement, forcefully rejecting the idea that morality is a "private matter." This book appears at a time when same-sex marriage is being hotly debated across the U.S. Legally speaking, when it comes to marriage, "tolerance" might be enough, Corvino concedes, but socially speaking, marriage requires more. Marriage is more than just a relationship between two individuals, recognized by the state. Unfortunately, the traditional rhetoric of gay-rights advocates--which emphasizes privacy and tolerance--fails to meet this objection. For the last twenty years, John Corvino--widely known as the author of the weekly column "The Gay Moralist"--has traversed the country responding to moral and religious arguments against same-sex relationships. It is also a relationship between those individuals and a larger community. This volume captures the voice of one of the most rational participants in a national debate noted for generating more heat than light.. The fight for same-sex marriage, ultimately, is a fight for full inclusion in the moral fabric. Is homosexuality unnat

As "The Gay Moralist," he was a regular columnist for 365gay; his writing has also appeared in The Advocate, The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic online, and The New York Times online. An award-winning teacher, he is also the recipient of a 2004 Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council for his work on behalf of LGBT rights.. A frequent speaker on LGBT issues, he has presented his talk "What's

The book I've always been looking for! I started reading this book last night, and I am already half way finished with it.John Corvino does a phenomenal job of responding to every criticism of homosexuality imaginable. I strongly recommend this book for anyone who is a gay-rights advocate or who is gay and struggling with the morality of homosexuality. While similar books and attempts to rationalize the morality of homosexuality may leave questions unanswered, this book does an excellent job of answering them all.Corvino establishes credibility with readers, including myself, by acknowledging . "Fun and rigorous" according to Tim K. This is a book I've been waiting for. Even though I have no problems whatsoever with same-sex relationships, I'm always interested to see where the discussion has evolved and how we should approach the issues.Corvino has spent two decades speaking, writing, and debating same-sex relationships. He is also a gay man, as am I, so many of the arguments, especially those calling same-sex peoples evil or in cahoots with Satan, hit home and are especially damaging.In "What's Wrong with Homosexuality?", Corvino analyzes and refutes all the major arguments against. Wayne Dynes said Good, but too concise. Paradoxically, this is a charming book about a disagreeable subject. The author, who enlivens the narrative with a number of personal anecdotes, is transparently a very fine person, rightly beloved by his students at Wayne State University in Detroit. In this way he serves as a living refutation of the many stereotypes that have accumulated about gay people.This is also a timely book, Today antihomosexual attitudes are resurgent in such countries as Russia, Malaysia, and Uganda. Even in the United States, where much progress has been made in recent years,

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