CONF: VII NOMOS Meeting_Workshop on Marriage and Family_ June 14-15, 2012_Barcelona

Posted: 23 de February de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Event

VII Nomos Meeting – Workshop on Marriage and Family

A Symposium on “Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law”,
Oxford University Press, 2012
by Elizabeth Brake (University of Calgary – Arizona State University)

Elizabeth Brake, in Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the
Law, focuses on the plurality of possible adult caring relationships
by proposing a new and innovative form of marriage, namely minimal
marriage. The law should not restrict, Brake argues, the number or sex
of the spouses, or require that that the exchange of marriage rights
and responsibilities be reciprocal or be exchanged with one person.
Rather, marital rights are exchanged reciprocally or asymmetrically.
Thus, minimal marriage supports the view that some legal relationships
could be sexual or economic, some nonexclusive sexual relationship but
just caretaking relationships between adult family members or friends,
others resemble traditional marriages or involve sharing a household
without necessarily sharing sexual intimacies. Elizabeth Brake’s
notion of minimal marriage explores a territory halfway between
feminist theory and political philosophy and has implications for
issues that are relevant in both fields. The workshop aims to be an
opportunity to confront ideas and opinions between young and more
experienced researchers on the topics at an international dimension
and in an interdisciplinary perspective.

Keynote speaker:

Elizabeth Brake (University of Calgary – Arizona State University)

Invited speakers:

Heather Arnold (Leeds University)
Chris Bennett (Sheffield University)
Luis Duarte d’Almeida (Universidad de Girona)
Serena Olsaretti (ICREA, Pompeu Fabra University)

Date: June 14-15, 2012

University of Barcelona,
Facultat de Filosofia
c/ Montalegre 6, CP. 08001
Barcelona (Spain)

Organizing Committee:

Giuliano Torrengo (University of Barcelona)
Vera Tripodi (University of Barcelona)

Organized by Nomos Network for Applied Philosophy |

For any queries, please contact:
nomosmeeting (at)

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