Lecture: Social Costs of Pornography

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Lecture Details

Event Date12/24/2009
Event LocationPrinceton University, NJ
Event DescriptionReference: https://seekersguidance.org/articles/general-artices/video-shaykh-hamza-yusuf-at-the-social-costs-of-pornography-event/

At a recent event, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf presented a new paper, titled “Climbing Mount Purgatorio: Reflections from the Seventh Cornice”. The event was The Social Costs of Pornography, a consultation organized by the Witherspoon Institute at Princeton University. This event was held in December 2008. Click here for more details about The Social Costs of Pornography event. And click here to download Shaykh Hamza’s paper: “Climbing Mount Purgatorio” The consultation on The Social Costs of Pornography was organized by the Witherspoon Institute in conjunction with the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Washington, DC and held at Princeton University, December 11 – 13, 2008. The consultation was hosted by Robert P. George, Senior Fellow of the Witherspoon Institute and McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University. This meeting assembled leading experts in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, neurophysiology, philosophy, sociology, law, and political theory to present a rigorously argued overview of the problem of pornography in our society and to make recommendations. The primary purpose of the meeting was to examine the real nature of pornography in its moral and social consequences. It is essential to note the scholars who participated in this consultation represent a wide range of political perspectives, but share a common interest in addressing pornography’s devastating social cost. At the two-day-long consultation, ten scholars delivered papers on subject-specific aspects of pornography’s impact, and approximately twelve scholars served as discussants throughout the meeting. This format ensured that the papers will be energetically critiqued in order to promote a fair and in-depth assessment of the issues in question.

Event Transcripts

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Quotes Made at this Event

Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families - Note: On the effects of Pornography.
The Open Society - ""The last interview" is worth reading. Censorship is a good thing" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Adbusters - Note: Mentioned
The Catcher in the Rye - "If you haven't read it, I really recommend that book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families - "If you haven't read it, I really recommend that book " -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Catcher in the Rye - "I read it a second time" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Catcher in the Rye - Note: SHY considers this a "Great Book"
The Open Society - Note: In his last interview, he said he was wrong, we have to censor violent media
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families - Note: Not recommended, just mentioned
The Open Society - Note: Not recommended, SHY quoted from it, and it was used as a proof for censorship
Pornified: How Pornography Is Damaging Our Lives, Our Relationships, and Our Families - "

if you want to read a really good book on this (pornography addiction and its effects), read "Pornified"

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
The Open Society - Note:

On censorship, and how you need to have censorship