Kant on the Law of Marriage

Kantian Review 18 (3):339-362 (2013)

Abstract
The account of marriage Kant presents in the Rechtslehre strikes most readers as cold, legalistic and obsessed with sex. It seems to ignore at least nearly all of the morally valuable aspects of marriage. Consequently, most have felt that this is a feature of Kant 's theory best ignored. Against this view, this article argues that Kant 's focus is appropriate, that his understanding of marriage is much more romantic than is commonly thought and that it presents a thought-provoking alternative to the picture of marriage found in the modern law
Keywords Law   marriage   consent   sex   the right of humanity   slavery
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DOI 10.1017/s1369415413000149
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