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John Finnis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199580071

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.001.0001

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Sex and Marriage: Some Myths and Reasons

Sex and Marriage: Some Myths and Reasons

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(p.353) 22 Sex and Marriage: Some Myths and Reasons
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Human Rights and Common Good
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John Finnis

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580071.003.0023

This chapter discusses those myths that, in varying ways, John T. Noonan, John Boswell, Andrew Koppelman, and others have advanced about the sex ethics of Aquinas and thus of the Western tradition. They are refuted by a close study of many texts of Aquinas. The rest of the chapter develops a new fundamental approach to the ethics of sexual acts, building on strands of thought deployed by Aquinas, and pivoting on the idea of conditional intention and the conditions under which the basic human good of marriage can be actualized, expressed, and experienced in marital acts and life.

Keywords:   marriage, sex acts, marital acts, sex ethics, Aquinas, John T. Noonan, John Boswell, Andrew Koppelman, conditional intention

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