An Analysis of the Kinsey Reports on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Female

By Donald Porter Geddes | Go to book overview

AN ESSAY ON THE RELATION
OF SCIENCE TO HUMAN VALUES

More than any other person, perhaps, Kinsey has been responsible for the raising of the question of the validity of using the scientific method in connection with complex human and social situations where behavior is related to values. There are many who think that science cannot cope with values, and especially with love, where sex is involved.

Sir Charles Sherrington is famous the world over for his physiological contributions, and also for his examination of the value problem. Nowhere to the Editor's knowledge is there a finer or more persuasive statement of the nature of science and its understanding and dependency upon values than in Sir Charles' chapter, on "Altruism," taken from Man on His Nature.

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An Analysis of the Kinsey Reports on Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Female
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Incisive Comment 1
  • Title Page 3
  • Table of Contents 7
  • Introduction 11
  • Part One - Sixteen Authorities Evaluate the Kinsey Report on Women 31
  • A Source of Error Atomism of Behavior 32
  • So Noble an Effort Corrupted 41
  • The Three Human Females 49
  • Kinsey and the Moral Problem of Man's Sexual Life 62
  • Education about Sex Changing Motives and Methods 71
  • The Scientific Method 91
  • Conclusion 116
  • A Most Important Book, But... 118
  • Implications for Marriage and Sexual Adjustment 130
  • I Am Concerned... 138
  • Dr. Kinsey's Summum Bonum 143
  • One Family's View 154
  • Sexual Behavior in the Young Human Female and Male 165
  • Sex and the Female Character 171
  • The Reading of Kinsey as a Meaningful Experience 183
  • The Marquis de Sade and the First Psychopathia Sexualis 193
  • The Kinsey Report 212
  • Altruism 230
  • Reactions to the Male Volume 261
  • Bibliography 276
  • The 20th of August 285
  • Analyses of the First Four Important Reviews of the Female Volume 297
  • Epilogue 304
  • Index 313
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