David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
I will treat feminist ethical theory as a distinct type of theory. Although some feminists are skeptical about the need for theory as distinct from cultivating practices of being morally perceptive and sensitive, many others argue for the theory they see as needed. Feminist ethical theory usually includes, but is not limited to, the concerns that have been developed under the heading of ‘the ethics of care’ or ‘care ethics’. Care ethics are usually contrasted with ethics of justice, such as Kantian and utilitarian moral theories. Instead of being a theory primarily focused on right action, an ethic of care seeks moral evaluations of relations between persons, and reinterprets both personal and political relations in light of the value of care. I will show how feminist ethical theory differs from virtue theory as well as from Kantian and utilitarian theories
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Nathan Nobis (2005). Feminist Ethics Without Feminist Ethical Theory (Or, More Generally, “Φ Ethics Without Φ Ethical Theory”). Journal of Philosophical Research 30 (Supplement):213-225.
Virginia Held (ed.) (1995). Justice and Care: Essential Readings in Feminist Ethics. Westview Press.
Samantha Brennan (1999). Reconciling Feminist Politics and Feminist Ethics on the Issue of Rights. Journal of Social Philosophy 30 (2):260–275.
Virginia Held (2006). The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global. Oxford University Press.
Sally E. Talbot (2000). Partial Reason: Critical and Constructive Transformations of Ethics and Epistemology. Greenwood Press.
Virginia Held (1993). Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society, and Politics. University of Chicago Press.
Andrea Austen (1996). A Feminist Reconstruction of Bradley's Ethical Idealism. Idealistic Studies 26 (1):17-28.
Vrinda Dalmiya (2009). The Metaphysics of Ethical Love: Comparing Practical Vedanta and Feminist Ethics. Sophia 48 (3):221-235.
Sarah Clark Miller (2011). A Feminist Account of Global Responsibility. Social Theory and Practice 37 (3):391-412.
Carol S. Robb (1981). A Framework for Feminist Ethics. Journal of Religious Ethics 9 (1):48 - 68.
Robert M. Veatch (1998). The Place of Care in Ethical Theory. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 23 (2):210 – 224.
Marilea Bramer (2010). The Importance of Personal Relationships in Kantian Moral Theory: A Reply to Care Ethics. Hypatia 25 (1):121-139.
Added to index2012-03-18
Total downloads31 ( #102,719 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)9 ( #74,830 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?