Download PDF by Elizabeth Brake: Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

By Elizabeth Brake

ISBN-10: 0199774137

ISBN-13: 9780199774135

Even in secular and civil contexts, marriage keeps sacramental connotations. but what ethical importance does it have? This e-book examines its morally salient beneficial properties -- promise, dedication, care, and agreement -- with superb effects. partly One, "De-Moralizing Marriage," essays on promise and dedication argue that we can't promise to like and so marriage ceremony vows are (mostly) failed gives you, and that marriage could be a bad dedication approach. The booklet contends with the main influential philosophical money owed of the ethical price of marriage to argue that marriage has no inherent ethical value. additional, the specific price accorded marriage sustains amatonormative discrimination - discrimination opposed to non-amorous or non-exclusive being concerned relationships resembling friendships, grownup care networks, polyamorous teams, or city tribes. The dialogue increases problems with self reliant curiosity for the ethical thinker akin to the probabilities and limits of interpersonal ethical responsibilities and the character of commitment.
The vital argument of half , "Democratizing Marriage," is that liberal purposes for spotting same-sex marriage additionally require attractiveness of teams, polyamorists, polygamists, associates, city tribes, and grownup care networks. Political liberalism calls for the disestablishment of monogamous amatonormative marriage. below the limitations of public cause, a liberal nation needs to chorus from basing legislations completely on ethical or non secular doctrines; yet merely such doctrines may perhaps provide cause of proscribing marriage to male-female or romantic love dyads. regulations on marriage should still hence be minimized. yet public cause grants a robust purpose for minimum marriage: care, and social helps for care, are a question of basic justice. half additionally responds to demanding situations posed via estate department on divorce, polygyny, and aiding parenting, and builds on evaluations of marriage drawn from feminism, queer conception, and race idea. It argues, utilizing the instance of minimum marriage, for the compatibility of liberalism and feminism.

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