by Brian on January 11, 2004

CT doesn’t have many of these posts – lots of links with little analysis. Most of the following are horror stories of various kinds.

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Lust a virtue

by Chris Bertram on January 11, 2004

The BBC website picks up on “Cambridge philosopher Simon Blackburn’s claim”:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3387169.stm that lust should be reclassified as a virtue rather than a sin:

bq. Professor Blackburn is quoted as saying: “The important thing is that generally anything that gives pleasure has a presumption in its favour.

bq. “The question is how we control it.”

I had heard that lust had become fashionable among the Cambridge faculty, but I hadn’t expected a theoretical elaboration of its benefits.