Original citation Over the past century Western industrialized nations have attempted to reorganize the rest of the planet to live by their understanding of the natural and social world. In many ways they have been very successful in this endeavor. Over the period a world economic system has emerged with which communities must increasingly interact.
September 15th, Although we uphold the cultural taboo on incest, we accept something with precisely the same negative effect on integrity, marriage, and family: Although they have been common throughout history, prohibitions against incest sexual relations between blood relatives have become increasingly difficult to understand and defend.
In part, this is a result of a misunderstanding. We often think that the primary reason to ban incest is to prevent genetic abnormalities or other harm to children who might be conceived. When there are so many options available by which to prevent such harm, this reasoning seems less and less intelligible.
Incestuous couples could simply refrain from having children, for example, or use assisted reproduction technology to conceive healthy ones. The lack of intelligibility does not mean that there is a wave of defenders of incest attempting to break the taboo, although there are some.
But it does offer an opportunity to reconsider why incest is a bad thing for a society to tolerate. And in doing so we might recognize that the problem to which incest gives rise has infiltrated our society by other means, posing a major threat to the health and stability of our families.
After asking whether consanguinity is an impediment to marriage by virtue of the natural law, he gives three reasons that it is. Interestingly, none of these reasons makes reference to difficulties with offspring.
Rather, Aquinas holds that incest is contrary, first, to the order of relations that should exist between parents and their children. A daughter cannot relate in the appropriate ways to her father both as father and as spouse, for example.
We see this at virtually any wedding when two unrelated families gather to celebrate their new connection. Incestuous unions would have nothing of this sort to celebrate.
Both of these arguments are important and deserve consideration. A secondary end of marriage, for Aquinas, working in the Pauline tradition, is the curbing of concupiscence. The concern is with the chastity of members of a family, where chastity includes having tempered and ordered sexual desires.
Tempered, because not every possible object of desire is in fact desired—so that not everyone who could be sexually desired is. And ordered, because sexual desire is oriented toward those who could be suitable partners in marriage.
Desire for those already married, for example, is ruled out for those who have the virtue of chastity. Chastity serves the integrity of persons, the good of marriage, and the broader good s of a household. Begin to break down chastity within a household and these goods will, Aquinas thinks, be jeopardized.
Now, if incest were not forbidden, chastity would indeed be threatened, and with it the goods just mentioned: I will suggest three reasons, and I suspect there are many more. Those who have been—or have lived with—adolescent boys will be familiar with just how difficult it is for boys going through puberty to think about anything other than sex.
Consider what would be the case if sex—its possibility, and perhaps its reality—were brought into the home. Rather than a liberating space in which boys can attend to the variety of other things that would truly interest them if they were not consumed with an interest in sex, the home would become the seedbed for sexual desire.
This would surely have consequences for girls in the home as well, for their sense of themselves as objects of sexual interest would likewise be without respite. For both boys and girls, a world in which incest was not strictly forbidden would be one in which their lives were pervasively sexualized and thus their integrity at serious risk.
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Duty-Based Ethics (Deontology) There are some situations in which it just seems like some actions are right or wrong not because of the consequences of the action, or because of their connection to virtuous character, but because the actions by nature are right or wrong.
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