The Sleep of Reason: Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome

The Sleep of Reason Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome Sex is beyond reason and yet we constantly reason about it So too did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience

  • Title: The Sleep of Reason: Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome
  • Author: Martha C. Nussbaum
  • ISBN: 9780226609157
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics.The Sleep of Reason brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normalSex is beyond reason, and yet we constantly reason about it So, too, did the peoples of ancient Greece and Rome But until recently there has been little discussion of their views on erotic experience and sexual ethics.The Sleep of Reason brings together an international group of philosophers, philologists, literary critics, and historians to consider two questions normally kept separate how is erotic experience understood in classical texts of various kinds, and what ethical judgments and philosophical arguments are made about sex From same sex desire to conjugal love, and from Plato and Aristotle to the Roman Stoic Musonius Rufus, the contributors demonstrate the complexity and diversity of classical sexuality They also show that the ethics of eros, in both Greece and Rome, shared a number of commonalities a focus not only on self mastery, but also on reciprocity a concern among men not just for penetration and display of their power, but also for being gentle and kind, and for being loved for themselves and that women and even younger men felt not only gratitude and acceptance, but also joy and sexual desire.Contributors Eva Cantarella Kenneth Dover Chris Faraone Simon Goldhill Stephen Halliwell David M Halperin J Samuel Houser Maarit Kaimio David Konstan David Leitao Martha C Nussbaum A W Price Juha Sihvola

    The sleep of the just Idioms by The Free Dictionary the sleep of the just sleep the sleep of the just To sleep easily and deeply, untroubled by one s conscience or satisfied with one s efforts It was such manipulations of religious text to serve their purposes that they were able to commit such atrocities and sleep the sleep of the just. Ecclesiastes The sleep of the worker is sweet The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much, but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep International Standard Version Sweet is the sleep of a working man, whether he eats a little or a lot, but the excess wealth of the rich will not allow him to rest. Sleep Definition of Sleep by Merriam Webster Sleep definition is the natural, easily reversible periodic state of many living things that is marked by the absence of wakefulness and by the loss of consciousness of one s surroundings, is accompanied by a typical body posture such as lying down with the eyes closed , the occurrence of dreaming, and changes in brain activity and physiological functioning, is made up of cycles of non REM Brain Basics Understanding Sleep National Institute of Sleep is an important part of your daily routine you spend about one third of your time doing it Quality sleep and getting enough of it at the right times is as essential to survival as food and water Without sleep you can t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you Sleep Psychology Today Sleep is the balm that soothes and restores after a long day Sleep is largely driven by the body s internal clock, which takes cues from external elements such as sunlight and temperature The Sleep of the Saved and Thankful The Churchill Project Sep , Being saturated and satiated with emotion and sensation, I went to bed and slept the sleep of the saved and thankful Featured Image Chiang Kai shek, Roosevelt, Churchill and Madame Chiang Soong Mei ling at the Cairo Conference, November .

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    1. Martha C. Nussbaum

      Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, appointed in the Philosophy Department, Law School, and Divinity School She is an Associate in the Classics Department and the Political Science Department, a Member of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies, and a Board Member of the Human Rights Program She is the founder and Coordinator of the Center for Comparative Constitutionalism.Martha Nussbaum received her BA from NYU and her MA and PhD from Harvard She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities From 1986 to 1993, Ms Nussbaum was a research advisor at the World Institute for Development Economics Research, Helsinki, a part of the United Nations University She has chaired the Committee on International Cooperation and the Committee on the Status of Women of the American Philosophical Association, and currently chairs its new Committee for Public Philosophy She has been a member of the Association s National Board In 1999 2000 she was one of the three Presidents of the Association, delivering the Presidential Address in the Central Division Ms Nussbaum has been a member of the Council of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the Board of the American Council of Learned Societies She received the Brandeis Creative Arts Award in Non Fiction for 1990, and the PEN Spielvogel Diamondstein Award for the best collection of essays in 1991 Cultivating Humanity won the Ness Book Award of the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 1998, and the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2002 Sex and Social Justice won the book award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy in 2000 Hiding From Humanity won the Association of American University Publishers Professional and Scholarly Book Award for Law in 2004 She has received honorary degrees from thirty seven colleges and universities in the U S Canada, Asia, and Europe, including Grinnell College, Williams College, The College of William and Mary, The University of St Andrews Scotland , the University of Edinburgh Scotland , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium , the University of Toronto, the Ecole Normale Sup rieure Paris , the New School University, the University of Haifa, Ohio State University, and Georgetown University She received the Grawemeyer Award in Education in 2002, the Barnard College Medal of Distinction in 2003, the Radcliffe Alumnae Recognition Award in 2007, and the Centennial Medal of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University in 2010 She is an Academician in the Academy of Finland In 2009 she won the A award from the German Social Science Research Council for WZB for her contributions to social system reform, and the American Philosophical Society s Henry M Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence.

    226 thoughts on “The Sleep of Reason: Erotic Experience and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome”

    1. Some fabulous essays in this volume. I particularly enjoyed Nussbaum on Mussonius. Stoicism and feminism seems a good route to follow up.


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