Caring, identification, and agency

Ethics 114 (1):88-118 (2003)
This paper articulates and defends a noncognitive, care-based view of identification, of what privileged psychic subset provides the source of self-determination in actions and attitudes. The author provides an extended analysis of "caring," and then applies it to debates between Frankfurtians, on the one hand, and Watsonians, on the other, about the nature of identification, then defends the view against objections.
Keywords Frankfurt  Watson  identification  caring  moral responsibility
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DOI 10.1086/376718
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