Marriage: A Basic and Exigent Good
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Notre Dame Law School
The Monist, Vol. 91, pp. 388-406, 2008
Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-13
This paper, written for a special issue of The Monist 91 (2008) on marriage, offers a fundamental account of marriage as a basic human good and institution, with some reflections on the moral and social implications of the good’s exigencies (requirements), not least its heterosexual character.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19
Keywords: marriage, intrinsic good, basic human good, sexuality, divorce, natural law
Date posted: April 22, 2009
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