(ed. Elizabeth Brake, OUP 2016)
Should marriage reform stop at same-sex marriage?
Should marriage be abolished?
Or made temporary – with 5-year renewable contracts?
Should it be opened to polygamists and polyamorists on an equal footing?
Does marriage help or harm children – and romantic love?
In this book, 10 philosophers debate these questions, and more, in new essays.
edited by Elizabeth Brake and Lucinda Ferguson (OUP, 2018)
New essays in law and philosophy on a broad range of topics in children’s and family law.
Addresses topics such as same-sex marriage, polygamy and polyamory, alimony, cohabitation, gestational surrogacy and assisted reproductive technologies, child support, parental rights and responsibilities, children’s rights, family immigration, religious freedom, and the rights of paid caregivers as well as philosophical concepts of care, intimacy, and the nature of family and family law itself.
Short pieces on marriage, polyamory, asexuality, and care:
“Single on Valentine’s Day and Happily So” in The Conversation, 2021
Review of Clare Chambers’ Against Marriage, in Mind, 2019
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Marriage and Domestic Partnership, by Elizabeth Brake, updated 2016
“Philosophers on the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Ruling,” Daily Nous, June 29, 2015 (this brief response to Obergefell warns against amatonormativity as we celebrate same-sex marriage rights)
“Do Subversive Weddings Challenge Amatonormativity? Polyamorous Weddings and Romantic Love Ideals,” Analize, 2018
On the elderly and the index problem: “Fair Care: Eldercare and Distributive Justice,” Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, OnlineFirst 8/31/15: 1-20