Rethinking care theory: The practice of caring and the obligation to care

Hypatia 20 (3):50-74 (2005)
: Care theorists have made significant gains over the past twenty-five years in establishing caring as a viable moral and political concept. Nonetheless, the concept of caring remains underdeveloped as a basis for a moral and political philosophy, and there is no fully developed account of our moral obligation to care. This article advances thinking about caring by developing a definition of caring and a theory of obligation to care sufficient to ground a general moral and political philosophy.
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.2005.0102
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