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Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Courts declared that pornography is speech. MacKinnon declared pornography is a kind of act. Put these together and pornography is a kind of speech act. An Austinian perspective makes sense of two ... More


Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Rae Langton

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book collects together fifteen chapters on pornography and objectification. Arguments from uncontroversial liberal premises are shown to yield controversial feminist conclusions that pornography ... More


Silencing Without Uptake

Kate Greasley*

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Law Volume 4

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192848871
eISBN:
9780191944147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848871.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Catharine MacKinnon has claimed that some pornography “silences” women. Some work in feminist analytical philosophy suggests it does so by depriving them of the capacity to perform certain speech ... More


Pornography's Divine Command? Response to Judith Butler

Rae Langton

in Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247066
eISBN:
9780191594823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247066.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

According to Butler, the claim that pornography subordinates women rests on an implausible assumption about pornography's mysterious, quasi-divine authority. The claim that pornography silences women ... More


Stoic Silencing of Insults: How to Sabotage Wrongful Speech

Roy Sorensen

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics Volume 8

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828310
eISBN:
9780191867064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828310.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

“A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.” This enthymeme, widely attributed to Frederick Douglass, suggests a strengthening of the Stoic claim that no insult can ... More


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