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Care and CommitmentTaking the Personal Point of View$
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Jeffrey Blustein

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780195067996

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.001.0001

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Caring about Caring

Caring about Caring

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(p.61) 5 Caring about Caring
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Care and Commitment
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Jeffrey Blustein

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067996.003.0006

This chapter discusses what constitutes caring about caring. To care about caring is to care about one's ability to care deeply about things and people in general, to invest oneself in and devote oneself to something (or someone) or other. It further describes a person who cares about caring and who realizes that he or she has stopped being a caring person or is in danger of becoming uncaring may deliberately takes measures (perhaps with the assistance of others) to find something to care about or to keep alive a sense of purpose and attachment to life. It also describes the negative counterpart in which caring about caring would be directed toward the elimination of cares, toward disengagement from life.

Keywords:   caring, uncaring, disengagement, care

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