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Marriage and the norm of monogamy

Woollard, Fiona and Weaver, Bryan R. (2008) Marriage and the norm of monogamy [in special issue: Marriage] The Monist, 91, (3 & 4), pp. 506-522.

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Abstract

It appears that spouses have less reason to hold each other to a norm of monogamy than to reject the norm. The norm of monogamy involves a restriction of spouses' aeeess to two things of value: sex and erotic love. This restriction initially appears unwarranted but can be justified. There is reason for spouses to aeeept the norm of monogamy if their marriage satisfies three conditions. Otherwise, there is reason to permit non-monogamy. Some spouses have reason to accept the norm of monogamy because this will avoid reasonable hurt and prevent diversion of resourees needed to sustain the marriage. Other spouses have reason to permit non-monogamy to allow the spouses access to aspects of a well-rounded life. The choice to be either monogamous or non-monogamous ean also be non-instrumentally valuable if chosen for the right reasons.

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Published date: October 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 184553
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/184553
ISSN: 0026-9662
PURE UUID: efdf1b6e-fd62-4745-a4e7-608f3b9d4f35

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Date deposited: 06 May 2011 08:21
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:51

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Author: Fiona Woollard
Author: Bryan R. Weaver

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