Does a sentiment-based ethics of caring improve upon a principles-based one? The problem of impartial morality

Educational Philosophy and Theory 40 (3):436–452 (2008)
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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.
Keywords Kantian ethics  moral education  Nel Noddings  sentiments  ethics  Immanuel Kant
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DOI 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00354.x
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