Mara Marin (U. of Chicago) présentera une conférence intitulée « Marriage as Commitment: A Revisionary Argument »,
Le vendredi 4 juin 2010 à 12h au local 309 du CREUM (2910 Édouard-Montpetit).
Abstract: Critics of marriage law have offered two proposals for legal reform. One is to abolish marriage law and replace it with a regime of contracts, thus eliminating both the heterosexual and the gender bias of marriage. The other is to create a egalitarian legal status that would offer strong protections to the weaker party that would be open to all intimate partnerships. Missing from this debate is an account of the grounds for any law of marriage (or intimate relationships) – an account, that is, of the obligations between the partners of an intimate relationship. In this paper I argue that those obligations should be understood as obligations of commitment. Commitment, on my view, is a relationship of open-ended obligations created over a period of time through an interaction of open-ended action and response.