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ELECTRONIC JOURNAL FOR PHILOSOPHY - ISSN 1211-0442

Sexual Desire as an Experience of Alterity (2015)


Author: O. F. Guerrero

Email: ofernandez@logrono.uned.es

Affiliation: Universidade Federal do Tocantins, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave.

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Article type: Standard scientific article

Section: Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy

Language: language


Abstract (english):

This paper analyzes the field of sexual desire within the frame of phenomenological philosophy. That approach enables an understanding of sexuality as a peculiar modality of relation with alterity. This is due to the fact that, in sexual desire, there are three dimensions of otherness: first, the other’s body/corporeality that provokes desire; second, the imaginative level that constitutes a space for transcendence with/towards/by means of the other; and last, the sociocultural level, where the rules are established for controlling sexual desire and fixing its admitted and forbidden versions.



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