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The Ethics of Pedophilia…

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Date: May 18, 2015

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02) Direct Download [PDF]

Ole Martin Moen
University of Oslo, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature
o.m.moen@ifikk.uio.no

“Pedophilia is bad. But how bad is it? And in what ways, and for what reasons, is it bad? This is a thorny issue, and sadly, one seldom discussed by ethicists. I argue in this article that pedophilia is bad only because, and only to the extent that, it causes harm to children, and that pedophilia itself, as well as pedophilic expressions and practices that do not cause harm to children, are morally all right. I further argue that the aim of our social and legal treatment of pedophilia should be to minimize harm
to children, and that current practices are often counterproductive in this respect.”

Don’t ever let it be said, that I fail to bring contrary viewpoints to this blog. 🙂

…With “Pedophilia is bad.” as a starting point…this can seem like it’s just going to be propaganda…but I encourage you to read this entire article.

For sure…it starts off on a rough foot…but I urge you to read on a deeper level, and find the useful information which is shared here.

Some of the viewpoints expressed in this article:

– Simply being a pedophile is neither moral nor immoral.

– Having Adult Child Sex is wrong, because of the potential for serious harm.

– Erotic stories and virtual graphics appealing to pedophilic sexual release, should be allowed.

The issues of blameworthiness [ignorance, bad luck] and mental illness are also explored…plus more.

My response:

There is a lot shared here, and I am not really up to going through this with a fine tooth comb…

…But this article comes from the harmfulness bias…It throws us pedosexuals a few crumbs, by stating the obvious that we should not be tormented for merely existing…And it throws us the bone, that written and virtual erotica aimed at pedosexuals should be allowed.

There are a number of arguments shared and considered here.

It’s better than most of what is floating around out there. I thank Ole for his critique.

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