Kantian Marriage and Beyond: Why It Is Worth Thinking about Kant on Marriage

Hypatia 25 (2):276-294 (2010)
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Abstract

Kant has famously argued that monogamous marriage is the only relationship where sexual use can take place "without degrading humanity and breaking the moral laws." Kantian marriage, however, has been the target of fierce criticisms by contemporary things: it has been regarded as flawed and paradoncal, as being deeply at odds with feminism, and, at best, as plainly uninteresting. In this paper, I argue that Kantian marriage can indeed survive these criticisms. Finally, the paper advances the discussion beyond marriage. Drawing on Kant 's conception of friendship, I suggest that he might have overlooked the possibility of sex being morally permissible in yet another context

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The Sexual Contract.Carole Pateman - 1988 - Polity Press.
Lectures on Ethics.Immanuel Kant - 1930 - London: Methuen & Co..
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