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Minimizing marriage : marriage, morality, and the law

Author: Elizabeth Brake
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Series: Studies in feminist philosophy
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text addresses fundamental questions about marriage in moral and political philosophy. It examines promise, commitment care, and contract to argue that marriage is not morally transformative.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Brake
ISBN: 9780199774142 0199774145 9780199933228 0199933227
OCLC Number: 826675283
Description: 1 Online-Ressource
Contents: Introduction: Marriage and Philosophy ; Part One. De-Moralizing Marriage ; 1. The Marriage Promise: Is Divorce Promise-Breaking? ; 2. How to Commit Marriage: A Conceptual Guide ; 3. Marriage, Sex, and Morals ; 4. Special Treatment for Lovers: Marriage, Care, and Amatonormativity ; Part Two: Democratizing Marriage ; 5. Critiques of Marriage: An Essentially Unjust Institution? ; 6. Defining Marriage: Political Liberalism and the Same-Sex Marriage Debates ; 7. Minimizing Marriage: What Political Liberalism Implies for Marriage Law ; 8. Challenges for Minimal Marriage: Poverty, Property, Polygyny
Series Title: Studies in feminist philosophy
Responsibility: Elizabeth Brake.

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