Marriage and Domestic Partnership

[Revised entry by Elizabeth Brake on November 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Marriage, a prominent institution regulating sex, reproduction, and family life, is a route into
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[Revised entry by Elizabeth Brake on November 29, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Marriage, a prominent institution regulating sex, reproduction, and family life, is a route into classical philosophical issues such as the good and the scope of individual choice, as well as itself raising distinctive philosophical questions. Political philosophers have taken the organization of sex and reproduction to be essential to the health of the state, and moral philosophers have debated whether marriage has a special moral status and relation to the human good. Philosophers...

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