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Pollock, G.H. (1993). Sex and Reason by Richard A. Posner Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992, vii + 458 pp., $29.95. Psa. Books, 4(1):68-70.

(1993). Psychoanalytic Books, 4(1):68-70

Sex and Reason by Richard A. Posner Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992, vii + 458 pp., $29.95

Review by:
George H. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.

Richard A. Posner, Judge in the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals, has written another erudite, well-argued book that is an impressive innovative, and creative approach to a topic of great interest to most human beings—sexuality and gender. His arguments are clear. His approach is interdisciplinary, “explaining the variety of sexual behaviors, customs, attitudes and regulations that we encounter in history and across cultures, and,…evaluating proposals to change the laws and social policies that concern sexuality” (p. 435). He uses economics as his frame of reference. This discipline provides him with explanatory hypotheses regarding sexuality that could be the basis of further research and testing.

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