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Pornography's Authority? Response to Leslie Green

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/9780199247066.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Green's critique raises questions about social construction, and about the ‘jurisdiction’ of pornography's authority. Drawing on a comparison with speech that may subordinate gay men, he argues that ... 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


Legal Speech and the Elements of Adjudication

Nicholas Allott and Benjamin Shaer

in The Nature of Legal Interpretation: What Jurists Can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226445021
eISBN:
9780226445168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445168.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In this chapter, the authors seek to show that legal speech is best seen not as a radically distinct verbal phenomenon but rather as one variety of verbal interaction, albeit with various distinctive ... More


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