The Monist, Vol. 91, pp. 388-406, 2008
19 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2009
Date Written: 2008
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.
Keywords: marriage, intrinsic good, basic human good, sexuality, divorce, natural law
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Finnis, John, Marriage: A Basic and Exigent Good (2008). The Monist, Vol. 91, pp. 388-406, 2008; Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 09-13. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1392288