6. Same-Sex Marriage as a Means to Mutual Respect

  1. Matthew C. Altman

Published Online: 6 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118114162.ch6

Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy

Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy

How to Cite

Altman, M. C. (2011) Same-Sex Marriage as a Means to Mutual Respect, in Kant and Applied Ethics: The Uses and Limits of Kant's Practical Philosophy, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118114162.ch6

Author Information

  1. Ellensburg, Wash., USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470657669

Online ISBN: 9781118114162

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Keywords:

  • same-sex marriage as a means to mutual respect;
  • conclusions about the institution of marriage;
  • Kant, limiting marriage to male–female pairings;
  • debate, same-sex marriage, never being resolved;
  • Kant, explaining the ethical rationale for marriage;
  • Kant's contention that sexual desire, being an “appetite”;
  • Kant, recognizing sexual desire, as of man's animal nature;
  • Moralphilosophie Collins, language of exchange, marriage and sex;
  • Kant and political liberalism;
  • marital equality as criterion of legitimacy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sex Is Morally Problematic

  • Sex Is (Conditionally) Good

  • Exchanging Ourselves: Marriage in the Moralphilosophie Collins

  • Kant and Political Liberalism

  • Transforming Ourselves into Husbands and Wives: Marriage in the Metaphysics of Morals

  • Is Something Wrong Because It Is Unnatural?

  • Pleasure as an End of Nature

  • Marital Equality as a Criterion of Legitimacy

  • How the Same-Sex Marriage Debate Should Proceed