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Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Elizabeth Brake

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Even in secular contexts, marriage retains sacramental connotations. Yet what is its moral significance? This book examines its morally salient features – promise, commitment, care, and contract – ... More


Special Treatment for Lovers: Marriage, Care, and Amatonormativity

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Chapter 4 takes up the question of whether marriage is valuable because it promotes caring relationships. At a distance from care ethics, I argue that care is motivationally and epistemologically ... More


Minimizing Marriage: What Political Liberalism Implies for Marriage Law

Elizabeth Brake

in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199774142
eISBN:
9780199933228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774142.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Chapter 7 takes up the challenges of the preceding chapters by providing a strong rationale for a reformed marriage law. This proposal, ‘minimal marriage’, is a legal framework which avoids ... More


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