The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, Global
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
OUP Usa (2007)
Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising alternative to the familiar moral theories that serve so inadequately to guide our lives. The ethics of care is only a few decades old, yet it is by now a distinct moral theory or normative approach to the problems we face. It is relevant to global and political matters as well as to the personal relations that can most clearly exemplify care. This book clarifies just what the ethics of care is: what its characteristics are, what it holds, and what it enables us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this moral approach and why the ethics of care can be a morality with universal appeal. Held examines what we mean by "care," and what a caring person is like. Where other moral theories demand impartiality above all, the ethics of care understands the moral import of our ties to our families and groups. It evaluates such ties, focusing on caring relations rather than simply on the virtues of individuals. The book proposes how such values as justice, equality, and individual rights can "fit together" with such values as care, trust, mutual consideration, and solidarity. In the second part of the book, Held examines the potential of the ethics of care for dealing with social issues. She shows how the ethics of care is more promising than Kantian moral theory and utilitarianism for advice on how expansive, or not, markets should be, and on when other values than market ones should prevail. She connects the ethics of care with the rising interest in civil society, and considers the limits appropriate for the language of rights. Finally, she shows the promise of the ethics of care for dealing with global problems and seeing anew the outlines of international civility.
|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
Jennifer A. Parks (2010). Lifting the Burden of Women's Care Work: Should Robots Replace the "Human Touch"? Hypatia 25 (1):100 - 120.
Sally J. Scholz (2015). Seeking Solidarity. Philosophy Compass 10 (10):725-735.
Sigridur Thorgeirsdottir (2015). Dependency and Emancipation in the Debt‐Economy: Care‐Ethical Critique of Contractarian Conceptions of the Debtor–Creditor Relation. Hypatia 30 (3):564-579.
Cristina Wildermuth, Carlos A. De Mello E. Souza & Timothy Kozitza (forthcoming). Circles of Ethics: The Impact of Proximity on Moral Reasoning. Journal of Business Ethics.
Jennifer A. Parks (2010). Lifting the Burden of Women's Care Work: Should Robots Replace the “Human Touch”? Hypatia 25 (1):100-120.
Similar books and articles
Virginia Held (2006). The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global. Oxford University Press.
Marilea Bramer (2010). The Importance of Personal Relationships in Kantian Moral Theory: A Reply to Care Ethics. Hypatia 25 (1):121-139.
Virginia Held (1999). Feminist Ethical Theory. The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1:41-49.
Fiona Robinson (2011). The Ethics of Care: A Feminist Approach to Human Security. Temple University Press.
Nel Noddings (2010). Moral Education in an Age of Globalization. Educational Philosophy and Theory 42 (4):390-396.
Raja Halwani (2003). Care Ethics and Virtue Ethics. Hypatia 18 (3):161-192.
Jess Kyle (2013). Protecting the World: Military Humanitarian Intervention and the Ethics of Care. Hypatia 28 (2):257-273.
Maurice Hamington (2009). Liberté, Égalité, Sororité. Social Philosophy Today 25:123-135.
G. K. D. Crozier (2010). Care Workers in the Global Market Appraising Applications of Feminist Care Ethics. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 3 (1):113-137.
Roger J. H. King (1991). Caring About Nature: Feminist Ethics and the Environment. Hypatia 6 (1):75 - 89.
Simon Robinson (2007). Spirituality, Ethics, and Care. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Marian A. Verkerk (2001). The Care Perspective and Autonomy. Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy 4 (3):289-294.
Olena Hankivsky (2006). Imagining Ethical Globalization: The Contributions of a Care Ethic. Journal of Global Ethics 2 (1):91 – 110.
Marilyn Friedman (2008). Care Ethics and Moral Theory: Review Essay of Virginia Held, the Ethics of Care. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 77 (2):539-555.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2012-01-31
Total downloads1 ( #776,464 of 1,902,202 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #466,168 of 1,902,202 )
How can I increase my downloads?