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The distinctiveness of polyamory

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Polyamory is a form of consensual non-monogamy. To render it palatable to critics, activists and theorists often accentuate its similarity to monogamy. I argue that this strategy conceals the distinctive character of polyamorous intimacy. A more discriminating account of polyamory helps me answer objections to the lifestyle whilst noting some of its unique pitfalls. I define polyamory, and explain why people pursue this lifestyle. Many think polyamory is an inferior form of intimacy; I descri...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/japp.12240

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Oxford, HUM, Philosophy Faculty
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Applied Philosophy Journal website
Volume:
35
Issue:
3
Pages:
513-531
Publication date:
2018-08-05
Acceptance date:
2016-07-08
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EISSN:
1468-5930
ISSN:
0264-3758
Pubs id:
pubs:638673
URN:
uri:355c60d9-818c-454c-8ed2-7320ccf540f9
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355c60d9-818c-454c-8ed2-7320ccf540f9
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pubs:638673

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