The metaphysics of ethical love: Comparing practical vedanta and feminist ethics

Sophia 48 (3):221-235 (2009)
Abstract
In this paper I compare two very different deployments of love in ethics. Swami Vivekananda's concept of ethical love ties into the project of constructing an alternative masculinity for a colonized people; while feminist care ethics uses love to escape the perceived masculinity of traditional ethical theory. Using Kenneth Goodpaster's distinction between ‘framework questions’ and ‘application questions,’ I try to show that love in Practical Vedanta addresses the former while feminist care ethics concerns itself with the latter. Even though this difference, I suggest, could be a function of their varying historical-political contexts, the two issues need to be taken together for a more complete understanding of the ethical subject.
Keywords Swami Vivekananda  Feminist care ethics  Practical Vedanta  Identification  Relational self
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Cheshire Calhoun (1988). Justice, Care, Gender Bias. Journal of Philosophy 85 (9):451-463.
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