Discrimination nonetheless. A reply to Krzysztof Saja (in Polish)

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Tomasz Sieczkowski

Abstract

In this polemic, I present arguments against the conservative philosophical justification of family law. Christopher Saja included such arguments in his essay "Discrimination against same-sex couples" [Diametros 34 (2012)]. I argue that values such as human dignity, freedom, and equality are to be preferred to the difference in fertility that is exalted by him. I also believe that the shift of considerations proposed by the author from the level of ideological values to that of utilitarian benefits is not at all a "neutralization" of reasoning, as Saja would have it, but the replacement of one set of values (dignity, respect for difference, freedom) by another (mercantile, utilitarian, material).
Author Biography

Tomasz Sieczkowski, University of Lodz

Tomasz Sieczkowski, PhD
University of Lodz
Department of Philosophy
ul. Kopcińskiego 16/18
Pl-90-232 Łódź
e-mail: tomasz.sieczkowski@gmail.com

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SIECZKOWSKI, T. Discrimination nonetheless. A reply to Krzysztof Saja (in Polish). Diametros, n. 36, p. 166-180, 1 jun. 2013.
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