The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global / Edition 1

The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global / Edition 1

by Virginia Held
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195180992

ISBN-13: 9780195180992

Pub. Date: 11/24/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

"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…  See more details below

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"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 introduces Held's version of the ethics of care: its central ideas, its characteristics, and its potential utility. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195180992
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/24/2005
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1The ethics of care as moral theory9
2Care as practice and value29
3The caring person44
4Justice, utility, and care58
5Liberalism and the ethics of care76
6Caring relations and principles of justice90
7Care and the extension of markets107
8Civil society, rights, and the presumption of care125
9Power, care, and the reach of law138
10Care and justice in the global context154

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