Sexual Ethics and Applied Ethical theories

This resource offers a summary of each ethical theory and the ethical theories applied to the issues surrounding sex and relationships. I have missed out Religious Ethics because I have no intention of answering that question if it comes up.

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as approached by:
Virtue Ethics Utilitarianism Kantian Ethics Religious Ethics Natural Law Theory

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Religious Studies Sexual Ethics Kantian Ethics

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Sex is an enormously wide term covering a range of issues from homosexuality to
marriage, from pornography to prostitution, to the relational dimensions which are
expressions of love and pleasure. It is a basic and fundamental part of being human
and involves above all how men and women should treat…

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accordance with the juridical laws of pure reason."

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- Kant believed that in having sex, we were allowing someone to use us to fulfil their
desires (as a means to and end). We can only do so if we first get married, giving
ourselves to the other person in law, so that we have a common will. "If…

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to only participate in sexual acts when we are married because a child that is born out

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of marriage is born outside of the laws and considering the fact that we cannot use
contraception in the eyes of a kantian ethicists it holds that we ought to marry before we
have sex and before we have children.
Consent:
Kantian ethicists are only concerned with rational beings, non-…

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Religious Studies Sexual Ethics Utilitarianism

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BENTHAM'S UTILITARIANISM
Utilitarianism was devised in the 18th Century by Jeremy Bentham and was later
developed by John Stuart Mill and Peter Singer. Bentham originally created
utilitarianism in order to support the notion of democracy. Bentham recognised that
humans were motivated by the attainment of pleasure and we actively sought…

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Sexual Ethics and Applied Ethical theories

This resource offers a summary of each ethical theory and the ethical theories applied to the issues surrounding sex and relationships. I have missed out Religious Ethics because I have no intention of answering that question if it comes up.

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Page 1

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Sexual Ethics

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as approached by:
Virtue Ethics Utilitarianism Kantian Ethics Religious Ethics Natural Law Theory

Page 3

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Religious Studies Sexual Ethics Kantian Ethics

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Sex is an enormously wide term covering a range of issues from homosexuality to
marriage, from pornography to prostitution, to the relational dimensions which are
expressions of love and pleasure. It is a basic and fundamental part of being human
and involves above all how men and women should treat…

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accordance with the juridical laws of pure reason."

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- Kant believed that in having sex, we were allowing someone to use us to fulfil their
desires (as a means to and end). We can only do so if we first get married, giving
ourselves to the other person in law, so that we have a common will. "If…

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to only participate in sexual acts when we are married because a child that is born out

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of marriage is born outside of the laws and considering the fact that we cannot use
contraception in the eyes of a kantian ethicists it holds that we ought to marry before we
have sex and before we have children.
Consent:
Kantian ethicists are only concerned with rational beings, non-…

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Religious Studies Sexual Ethics Utilitarianism

Page 10

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BENTHAM'S UTILITARIANISM
Utilitarianism was devised in the 18th Century by Jeremy Bentham and was later
developed by John Stuart Mill and Peter Singer. Bentham originally created
utilitarianism in order to support the notion of democracy. Bentham recognised that
humans were motivated by the attainment of pleasure and we actively sought…

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