A Problem in Modern Ethics

A Problem in Modern Ethics

John Addington Symonds

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Magic Publisher
Año de edición:
2024
ISBN:
9781835915615
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'A Problem in Modern Ethics' is a seminal work by John Addington Symonds, an English writer, poet, and literary critic who lived during the 19th century. Published in 1873, the book explores the topic of homosexuality, making it one of the earliest and most significant discussions of same-sex love and relationships in English literature.Symonds wrote the book in response to the censorship and suppression of discussions about homosexuality during his time. He aimed to challenge prevailing Victorian attitudes towards sexuality and advocate for a more tolerant and understanding approach.In 'A Problem in Modern Ethics,' Symonds delves into various aspects of homosexuality, including its historical significance, psychological dimensions, and moral implications. He draws upon classical literature, historical accounts, and personal experiences to present a comprehensive analysis of same-sex desire.One of the key arguments in the book is Symonds’ assertion that homosexuality is a natural and innate aspect of human sexuality, rather than a moral aberration or psychological disorder as many in his era believed. He argues for the acceptance and respect of same-sex relationships, advocating for greater understanding and empathy towards individuals who experience such desires.Throughout the book, Symonds displays a nuanced understanding of human sexuality and challenges readers to reconsider their preconceived notions about homosexuality. His writing is characterized by its eloquence, empathy, and intellectual rigor, making 'A Problem in Modern Ethics' a landmark work in the history of LGBTQ+ literature and an important contribution to the ongoing discourse on sexual ethics.

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