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

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Tomasz Sieczkowski


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).


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Sieczkowski, Tomasz. 2013. “Discrimination Nonetheless. A Reply to Krzysztof Saja (in Polish)”. Diametros, no. 36 (June):166-80. https://doi.org/10.13153/diam.36.2013.524.
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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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