The Maternal Factor: Two Paths to Morality / Edition 1

The Maternal Factor: Two Paths to Morality / Edition 1

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by Nel Noddings
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520265491

ISBN-13: 9780520265493

Pub. Date: 04/24/2010

Publisher: University of California Press

In this provocative new book, renowned educator and philosopher Nel Noddings extends her influential work on the ethics of care toward a compelling objective—global peace and justice. She asks: If we celebrate the success of women becoming more like men in professional life, should we not simultaneously hope that men become more like women—in caring

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In this provocative new book, renowned educator and philosopher Nel Noddings extends her influential work on the ethics of care toward a compelling objective—global peace and justice. She asks: If we celebrate the success of women becoming more like men in professional life, should we not simultaneously hope that men become more like women—in caring for others, rejecting violence, and valuing the work of caring both publicly and personally? Drawing on current work on evolution, and bringing concrete examples from women’s lived experience to make a strong case for her position, Noddings answers this question by locating one source of morality in maternal instinct. She traces the development of the maternal instinct to natural caring and ethical caring, offering a preliminary sketch of what a care-driven concept of justice might look like. Finally, to advance the cause of caring, peace, and women’s advancement, Noddings urges women to abandon institutional, patriarchal religion and to seek their own paths to spirituality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520265493
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
04/24/2010
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Evolution of Morality
2. The Caring Relation
3. Ethical Caring and Obligation
4. The Limits of Autonomy
5. Relation, Virtue, and Religion
6. Emotions and Reason
7. Needs, Wants, and
Interests
8. War and Violence
9. Convergence

Notes
Bibliography

Index

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