A Utilitarian Defense of Non-Monogamy

Jason Cruz

Abstract


This paper provides a critique of normative monogamy and offers non-monogamy as a viable, even encouraged, alternative when partners agree to its features. It examines the pleasure non-monogamy can provide, case studies featuring polyamorous relationships, and the problems which can arise when members of a relationship begin to objectify others.

Keywords


utilitarianism; marriage; non-monogamy; relationships; objectification; polyamory; interpersonal relationships; pleasure maximization

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