Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
    The rWorld is a New England based, non-profit (in formation), that is composed of a growing number of people and organizations from many faith and ideological backgrounds worldwide. We believe that much of the fulfillment for which women and men are looking can be found by enhancing the quality of our relationships. While the individual freedom we enjoy in the West is a gift, the love and intimacy for which humans yearn will not be found in self-serving materialism or hedonism, but in a variety of healthy relationships.

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  • Dale Kuehne

    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

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Adultery: What Every Good Marriage Needs (sigh)

Posted by Dale Kuehne on August 21, 2012

In her book The New Rules, French scholar Dr. Catherine Hakim argues for the importance of adultery to a healthy marriage.

Newsflash: Scholars have just discovered that up is actually down, and down is actually up.

Teaching Moment: For those of you wondering what Immanuel Kant teaches about morality and the categorical imperative, here is a great example. One version of his categorical imperative can be understood as: Don’t engage in an activity such that if everyone did it, it would make the activity impossible.

If we all followed Dr. Hakim’s advice, it would render marriage and adultery meaningless.

There is, however, nothing new under the sun.

In those days there was no king in Israel and everyone in Israel did was right in their own eyes. Judges 21:25

I’m lookin’ for a chick that wears a ring
Cause one night stands are my thing
Your marriage means nothin’ to me
I’m totally into adultery

It’s our secret between just you and me
That we’re into committing adultery

Adultery by The Mentor from Up the Dose (1986)


One Response to “Adultery: What Every Good Marriage Needs (sigh)”

  1. Marcia Allison said

    Yup, adultery certainly worked well in my marriage…so well it ended it. People remain stupid.

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