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The Ethics of CarePersonal, Political, and Global$
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Virginia Held

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195180992

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195180992.001.0001

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 Care and the Extension of Markets

 Care and the Extension of Markets

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(p.107) 7 Care and the Extension of Markets
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The Ethics of Care
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Virginia Held (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195180992.003.0008

This chapter examines the implications of the ethics of care for political and social issues. It addresses the question of whether corporate and market ways of conducting a range of activities should be expanded through privatization and commercialization, or limited. Childcare, healthcare, education, and cultural activities are considered. The chapter shows how dominant moral theories lack the resources to deal with this question, and how the ethics of care provides strong arguments for limiting markets. Market values are not the appropriate ones to be accorded priority in various fields.

Keywords:   markets, market values, privatization, commercialization, child care, health care, education, culture, corporate control

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