Does a sentiment-based ethics of caring improve upon a principles-based one? The problem of impartial morality
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (3):436–452 (2008)
My task in this paper is to demonstrate, contra Nel Noddings, that Kantian ethics does not have an expectation of treating those closest to one the same as one would a stranger. In fact, Kantian ethics has what I would consider a robust statement of how it is that those around us come to figure prominently in the development of one's ethics. To push the point even further, I argue that Kantian ethics has an even stronger claim to treating those closest to oneself as imperative than Noddings and sentiment-based ethical theory in general, proposes.
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Paul Smeyers (2010). Empathy, Paternalism and Practical Reason: Philosophy of Education and the Ethics of Care Revisited. Journal of Philosophy of Education 44 (1):171-180.
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