On the Meaning of Sex
Our society is obsessed with sex - and yet we don't understand it at all. Acclaimed philosopher J. Budziszewski remedies the problem in this wise, gracefully written book about the nature, meaning, and mysteries of sexuality.
On the Meaning of Sex corrects the most prevalent errors about sex - particularly those of the sexual revolution, which by mistaking pleasure for a good in itself has caused untold pain and suffering.
Published: May, 2014
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\u201cBudziszewskiÆs logic is flawless, and he understands that we cannot begin to speak about good and evil, and particularly about sexual good and evil, without acknowledging manÆs transcendent end. Pleasure is not to be the law of our being, but rather we can only find our happiness in obedience to that law. On the Meaning of Sex is an eminently readable and powerful testament to that unchanging truth.\u201d —Anthony Esolen, author of Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child
\u201cIn this engaging, illuminating book, Budziszewski applies the skill of a wise professor and the grace of a seasoned writer to a subject too often mired in banality and profanity. Read it and rediscover the mystery, beauty, and grandeur of human sexu
\u201cOne needs to recommend this book with a warning: If you do not want to know what sex really is, if you do not want to act with truth in your soul about what is, do not read this book. It will only give you an unsettled soul, which is, indeed, probab
\u201cIn an era when the very idea of \u2018truthÆ is under assault, Budziszewski presents a powerful counterargument that is an eloquent defense of human reason—especially needed when we take up such fraught subjects as sex.\u201d —Jean Bethk
\u201cI teach a course on \u2018Philosophy of Human Sexuality,Æ and I must have read fifty to a hundred books on the topic. On the Meaning of Sex is, quite simply, number one, especially for this generation. It is deep yet clear, reverent yet punchy, soun