Thanks to the genealogical project formed by the last three volumes of Foucault's History of Sexuality (Histoire de la sexualite II: L'usage des plaisirs, Histoire de la sexualité III: Le souci de soi and Histoire de lasexualité IV: Les aveux de la chair), we can see the interest that ethics and politics showed for the sexual both the act and the division of sexes in Ancient Greece, in the first two centuries of our era and at the dawnof Christianity. From Socrates to Saint Augustine, we can see how political changeshad a major influence on ethics, and how, politics and ethics without considering sex as something bad recognized its intrinsic evils, whether it is the tendency to excess that would enslave the individual or the libidoa consequence of the original sin . While it is true that the considerations were similar, it is also true that there were interpretative differences in regards to nature, making the ethical models of each eradistinguishable. The ethical-political discourse of the sexual proved both continuity and interpretative differences through its intrinsic evils and was established as inevitable on account of the direct relationship between sex and procreation.
|Date of Award||22 Jul 2021|
- Universidade Católica Portuguesa
|Supervisor||José Miguel Stadler Dias Costa (Supervisor)|