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How Should We Teach Sex?

Archard, David (1998) How Should We Teach Sex? Journal of Philosophy of Education, 321 (3). pp. 437-450.

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Abstract

In the face of differences about how sex should be taught to young persons, and consistent with a liberal principle of neutrality, educationalists can adopt one of two strategies. The ‘retreat to basics’ consists in teaching only a basic agreed code of sexual conduct, or a set of agreed principles of sexual morality. The ‘conjunctive–disjunctive’ strategy consists in teaching the facts of sexual activity together with the various possible evaluations of these facts. Both strategies are beset with significant and insuperable difficulties. Perhaps one should presume only to teach sex in a way that maximises the foundational liberal ideal of autonomy.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Philosophy of Education
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 34169
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 03 Sep 2010 15:02
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 17:34
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/34169

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