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Author Arroyo, Christopher, author.

Title Kant's ethics and the same-sex marriage debate : an introduction / Christopher Arroyo.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]

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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Religion and Philosophy eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. The same-sex marriage debate & some basics of Kant's ethics -- For better or worse: an overview of the same-sex marriage debate -- Finitude & dependency: Kant's conception of moral obligation -- Such crooked timber: Kant's philosophical anthropology -- All you need is love, respect, & autocracy: Kant's virtue ethics -- Part II. Gender, sex, and marriage in Kant's ethics -- Dependency & domination: gender & Kant's practical sexual ethic -- Love & respect redux: Kant on sex, marriage, and friendship -- Conclusion: Kant's ethics & the same-sex marriage debate.
Summary This book defends the thesis that Kant's normative ethics and his practical ethics of sex and marriage can be valuable resources for people engaged in the contemporary debate over same-sex marriage. It does so by first developing a reading of Kant's normative ethics that explains the way in which Kant's notions of human moral imperfection unsocial sociability inform his ethical thinking. The book then offers a systematic treatment of Kant's views of sex and marriage, arguing that Kant's views are more defensible than some of his critics have made them out to be. Drawing on Kant's account of marriage and his conception of moral friendship, the book argues that Kant's ethics can be used to develop a defense of same-sex marriage.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 -- Ethics.
Same-sex marriage -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319557335 (electronic bk.)
3319557335 (electronic bk.)
3319557319
9783319557311