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Homosexuality: ethical, social and cultural aspects


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Đurić, Eli. (2018). Homosexuality: ethical, social and cultural aspects. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Philosophy. [mentor Jurić, Hrvoje].

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In this work I will explain the notion of homosexuality from ethical, social and cultural standpoint. I will look upon what it means to be a homosexual person and why is this question interesting in the horizon of ethics. The reason why we should talk about it is that a large number of homosexual persons live their lives in secret. They feel unpleasantly in their own skin. It is because society discriminates them and makes them feel ashamed and full of fear. I will start with my own position, which I will try to defend that homosexuality may be the product of society, but same-sex attraction that is the foundation of homosexuality is not. I will try to present homosexuality through a historical perspective, from ancient Greece and Rome to today. It is also very important to display homosexuality through the prism of different religions, where I will focus mostly on the attitudes of the world's largest religions. There are questions such as how the positive attitude towards homosexuality in the past has moved to a negative attitude, marking it as illness and perversion, and how we are fighting against the negative attitude today. Since homosexuality also occurs among non-human beings, I will also pay attention to animals. I will analyse the notion of bisexuality and compare it with the concepts of homosexuality and heterosexuality. I will try to show a link between homosexuality and AIDS spread. At the end of the work, I will consider Gay (i.e. LGBT) Pride, how and why such events have occurred, and what they mean for gay population.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: Homosexuality, society, religion, AIDS, Gay Pride.
Subjects: Philosophy
Departments: Department of Philosophy
Supervisor: Jurić, Hrvoje
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2018 14:33
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2018 14:33

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