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That Obscure Concept of Desire: ideological wars over the pharmacological enhancement of female sexual desire

Grunt-Mejer, Katarzyna/K. (2021) That Obscure Concept of Desire: ideological wars over the pharmacological enhancement of female sexual desire. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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This article discusses the scientific debate surrounding the appropriateness of pharmacological interventions aimed at increasing female desire. The analysis of this debate shows how preferences for a given definition of desire, different ways of operationalizing it, as well as diagnosing and treating low levels of it are clearly motivated by a particular worldview. It also shows how selectively interpreted empirical data are used to produce ‘knowledge about desire’ that supports a specific value system or serves particular ends.


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Grunt-Mejer, Katarzyna/K.kgrunt-mejer@swps.edu.pl0000-0001-5679-5322
Additional Information: a draft presented at PSA conference in Baltimore (2020/2021)
Keywords: desire, ideology, non-epistemic values
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Specific Sciences > Medicine
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr Katarzyna Grunt-Mejer
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2021 04:10
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 04:10
Item ID: 19800
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Medicine > Biomedical Ethics
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Specific Sciences > Medicine
Specific Sciences > Neuroscience
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Psychiatry
Specific Sciences > Psychology
General Issues > Rhetoric of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: November 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19800

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