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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser


A Problem in Modern Ethics

John Addington Symonds




We'll see if I can write about my books on the bus. Finished A Problem in Modern Ethics by Symonds from 1896. His position is basically that discrete, consensual, and adult relationships involving sexual inversion, or in modern terminology, homosexuality, ought be tollerated. It won't turn regulars gay or cause an already large population to collapse. Symonds was gay himself, although he did marry.