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  • Wednesday, September 26, 2012
  • 7:00 PM–8:30 PM
  • Covenant Fine Arts Recital Hall

Carol Simon, professor of philosophy at Hope College, MI, describes six different lenses through which our culture views sex and sexuality: covenantal, procreative, expressive, romantic, power and "plain sex." Guided by a virtue ethic, she applies those lenses to a variety of sexual scenarios, helping us to see what filters we run issues of sexuality through and how, properly ordered and weighted, they can help us achieve sexual integrity. Carol develops a holistic, biblical sexual ethic that brings into focus the bewildering array of cultural sexual presentations we're surrounded by every day.

Professor Carol Simon specializes in ethics, with an emphasis on the use of narrative in moral reflection. She publishes under her full name, Caroline J. Simon. Her most recent books are Bringing Sex into Focus: The Quest for Sexual Integrity, and Introduction to Ethics: A Reader. She is also the author of The Disciplined Heart: Love, Destiny and Imagination and has published many articles on moral knowledge, virtue ethics, friendship and sexuality. She also oversees the Office of Teaching and Learning at Hope College.

Cosponsored by the philosophy department, Gender Studies, Residence Life and Campus Ministries

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