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

Posted: 15 de May de 2012 by Fernando Furtado in Call for Papers, Event, News

VII Nomos Meeting – Workshop on Marriage and Family

A Symposium on “Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law”,
Oxford University Press,
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 non exclusive 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 further information, please visit:

No registration fee, but if interested in attending please contact:

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