7th January 2021: Research seminar online - Bartosz Biskup (Jagiellonian University): Why marriage? Ungrounded essentialism in theories of marriage.
We have the pleasure to invite you for a research seminar in the ‘BIOUNCERTAINTY’ research project. The seminar will take place on Thursday, January 7th, at 5:30pm on MS Teams (link below).Abstract: Elisabeth Brake starts her Minimizing Marriage from a serendipitous remark: „marriage is philosophically undertheorized.” Classical philosophical inquiries concentrate on societal or institutional function of marriage (Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas) sexuality within marriage (St. Augustin), the contractual character of the institution (Kant), and spousal as ”unity” (Hegel). All those theoretical studies are included in „philosophical systems” and have a strong ethical dimension (philosophers rarely provided a detailed descriptive account of marriage).
Bartosz Biskup - a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Social Science at the Jagiellonian University. A graduate of philosophy and law. He is preparing his PhD dissertation under prof. Adam Dyrda as a PhD student investigator in Preludium BIS grant („Critical approach to the concept of marriage: the anti-essentialist perspective.”). His main areas of research are philosophy of law, artifactual theory of law and Gender and the Law.