Embodied Care: Jane Addams, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Feminist Ethics

Embodied Care: Jane Addams, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Feminist Ethics

by Maurice Hamington
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0252029283

ISBN-13: 9780252029288

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Hamington argues that human bodies are "built to care"; as a result, embodiment must be recognized as a central factor in moral consideration. He takes the reader on an exciting journey from modern care ethics to Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of the body and then to Jane Addams's social activism and philosophy. The ideas in Embodied Care do not lead to yet another

Overview

Hamington argues that human bodies are "built to care"; as a result, embodiment must be recognized as a central factor in moral consideration. He takes the reader on an exciting journey from modern care ethics to Merleau-Ponty's philosophy of the body and then to Jane Addams's social activism and philosophy. The ideas in Embodied Care do not lead to yet another competing theory of morality; rather, they progress through theory and case studies to suggest that no theory of morality can be complete without a full consideration of the body.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252029288
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction: Care--an Evolving Definition1
1.The Landscape of Current Care Discourse9
2.Merleau-Ponty and Embodied Epistemology: Caring Habits and Caring Knowledge38
3.Caring Imagination: Bridging Personal and Social Morality61
4.Jane Addams and the Social Habits of Care89
5.What Difference Does Embodied Care Make? A Study of Same-Sex Marriage122
Conclusion: Experiencing One Another, Deconstructing Otherness, Joyfully Moving Ahead145
Notes149
Bibliography167
Index177

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