“Philosophers’ Ethical Non-Monogamy Group” on FB

From Rebecca Kukla and Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, who invite those interested to contact them [rkukla at gmail dot kahm, or conceptualtruth at gmail dot kahm — or via a FaceBook message]:

We have just founded the Philosophers’ Ethical Non-Monogamy Group on FaceBook. We would love to
get the word out about it, and find potential members. We think it’s exciting that we’ve reached a moment where such a group can exist! Here is our mission statement:

This is a private (“secret”) group for the exploration of political, personal, disciplinary, and theoretical issues surrounding ethical non-monogamy. We welcome those who identify as professional philosophers (or philosophers-in-training) and who are sustaining, building, or attempting to build ethical non-monogamous relationships.

By ethical non-monogamy, we mean participation in romantic and/or sexual unions that are consensual, critically and consciously constructed, and do not fit into the traditional exclusive dyadic form.

This is a discussion group, not a dating group. It is not, under any circumstances, to be used for hook-up attempts. It is also not, at this time, for allies, nor is it for those who are skeptical of whether ethical non-monogamy is possible or those who are merely interested in talking about it.

Joining the group constitutes your consent to keep its membership and discussions completely confidential. Violating the privacy and confidentiality of any member of the group will result in immediate expulsion.

 

Please note: We will not be imposing any particular standards for who counts as a philosopher, and self-identification is fine.

2 thoughts on ““Philosophers’ Ethical Non-Monogamy Group” on FB

  1. I would like to point out that while I agree whole heartedly that it is a positive statement about our ever-changing society that such a discussion group is able to exist in a public forum, it is at least minimaly contrary to the openminded and necessarily unapologetic oppinions of such indeviduals that the group remain “secret” and restricted in terms of those permited to participate, beyond the necessity of maintaining an intelectual dialogue. Indeed such secrecy only serves to shield those less enlightend indeviduals from such philosophys as the group would seek to espouse and explore.

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