Pornosophy  

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Pornosophy is a portmanteau word of porn (pornography) and sophia (wisdom) that hints at the connection between pornography and philosophy. A related term is erosophy.

The term was perhaps first mentioned in print in 1922 in James Joyce's novel Ulysses where one can read about "Pornosophical philotheology. Metaphysics in Mecklenburg street!", a phrase uttered by Vincent Lynch. See philotheology and Mecklenburg street.

The American magazine Evergreen Review in 1960, in volume 4, issues 13-15, has a chapter entitled "Erotics and pornosophy."

It is also found in such titles as Stefan Zweifel's Pornosophie & Imachination - Sade/Lamettrie/Hegel (2002).

Many libertine novels used erotic themes to subvert and satirize contemporary politics.

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