Sexual ethics; Kantian ethics

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  • Sexual ethics; Kantian ethics
    • Marriage is a relationship founded on duty and promise-keeping
    • The husband and wife are giving each other the rights to each others bodies
    • Sex within relationship
      • Must not just be in order to use another person
      • The whole purpose of marriage is not procreation
      • IT IS the union of two people in a equal partnership
    • By applying the categorical imperative to pre-marital and extra-marital sex, it is clear that this cannot be universalised
    • Sex must be part of a relationship between equals and not based on lust or desire
      • As soon as someone is an object of someone else's lust, they are being used as a means to an end.
    • Kant might allow couples living together if they make an unconditional promise to each other

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