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After Marriage: Rethinking Marital Relationships

Elizabeth Brake


The chapters of this book, which are by liberal and feminist philosophers, address whether marriage reform ought to stop with same-sex marriage. Some philosophers have recently argued that marriage is illiberal and should be abolished or radically reformed to include groups and friendships. In response, Chapter 1 argues that marriage law can be justified without illiberal appeal to an ideal relationship type, and Chapter 2 argues that the liberal values justifying same-sex marriage do not justify further extension. Other chapters argue for new legal forms for intimate relationships. Chapter 3 ... More

Keywords: marriage, polygamy, polyamory, liberalism, feminism, same-sex marriage, temporary marriage, family, political philosophy, equality

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190205072
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190205072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Brake, editor
Arizona State University

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