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The Problem of Modern Pederasty in Queer History

A Case Study of Norman Douglas

Rachel Hope Cleves

of child prostitution during Douglas's lifetime, however, causes discomfort because it gives the appearance of exculpating Douglas from moral judgment for a behavior that is considered inexcusable at present. The word “normal” seems to connote moral

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Ecaterina Lung

While the historian does not express a moral judgment on this matter, his lack of reaction could be explained by the fact that the events happened in Persia. These Barbarians, prototypes of Otherness, were believed to have strange customs compared to the

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From Act to Fact

The Transformation of Suicide in Western Thought

Daniel Gordon

Revolution, and all non-Western customs in which suicide is performed as a perceived moral duty. 44 Durkheim’s harshest moral judgment is reserved for all previous traditions within which suicide was a moral act. To appreciate Durkheim’s stupendous

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Francisco A. Ortega

. Caro’s position in favor of moral scientific laws openly critiques Bentham’s position, for whom the moral value of social acts corresponds to their social utility. The very fact that Bentham could only pass moral judgment after the action had taken

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Beyond the Myth of Lesbian Montmartre

The Case of Chez Palmyre

Leslie Choquette

-haired women …” These customers too are depicted with empathy. Though Colette makes no attempt to hide their involvement in prostitution and drugs, she carefully avoids making any moral judgment. 48 Perhaps in reaction to Colette’s article, a man about town