Sexual Harassment and the “Repetition Requirement”

Philosophy of the Social Sciences 34 (1):79-83 (2004)
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Abstract

In his “Reply to Iddo Landau,” Edmund Wall responds to the author’s critique of some of the views expressed in his “Sexual Harassment and Wrongful Communication.” The present article concentrates on what the author takes to be the main problem in Wall’s definition: by requiring that any act, even if intentional and cruel in nature, needs to be repeated to count as sexual harassment, Wall allows too much leeway and renders permissible a wide range of intentional, mean, and harmful actions that most, including, the author believes, Wall himself, would like to outlaw. The article considers Wall’s linguistic and nonlinguistic responses to this critique and finds them problematic.

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Iddo Landau
University of Haifa

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Sexual harassment and wrongful communication.Edmund Wall - 2001 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 31 (4):525-537.
Reply to Iddo Landau.Edmund Wall - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (2):235-241.
Sexual harassment as "wrongful communication".Iddo Landau - 2003 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 33 (2):225-234.

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