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The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global

Virginia Held


The book presents the ethics of care as a promising alternative to more familiar moral theories. The ethics of care is only a few decades old, yet it has become a distinct moral theory or normative approach, relevant to global and political matters as well as to the personal relations that can most clearly exemplify care. The book examines the central ideas, characteristics, and potential importance of the ethics of care. It discusses the feminist roots of this moral approach and why the ethics of care can be a morality with universal appeal. The book explores what is meant by “care” and what ... More

Keywords: care, moral theory, feminism, Kantian morality, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, markets, health care, education, civil society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195180992
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195180992.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Virginia Held, author
CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College
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