Elizabeth Brake's After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships PDF

By Elizabeth Brake

This selection of essays via liberal and feminist philosophers addresses the query of no matter if marriage reform should cease with same-sex marriage. a few philosophers have lately argued that marriage is intolerant and may be abolished or substantially reformed to incorporate teams and non-romantic friendships. In reaction, Simon may possibly argues that marriage legislation might be justified with no an intolerant entice a great courting sort, and Ralph Wedgwood argues that the liberal values which justify same-sex marriage don't justify extra extension. different authors argue for brand new criminal varieties for intimate relationships. Marriage abolitionist Clare Chambers argues that piecemeal directives instead of dating contracts should still change marriage, and Samantha Brennan and invoice Cameron argue for setting apart marriage and parenting, with parenting instead of marriage changing into, legally and socially, the basis of the family members. Elizabeth Brake argues for a non-hierarchical friendship version for marriage. Peter de Marneffe argues that polygamy might be decriminalized, yet that the liberal country needn't realize it, whereas Laurie Shrage argues that polygamy will be legally established to guard privateness and equality. Dan Nolan argues for transitority marriage as a felony choice, whereas Anca Gheaus argues that marital commitments are troublesome tools for securing the great of romantic and sexual love. Taken jointly, those essays problem modern understandings of marriage and the state's function in it.

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