The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global ebook
by Virginia Held
Virginia Held's theory of care is no less substantial than John Rawls' theory of justice. The book does an excellent job of spelling out multiple spheres in which the ethics of care is appropriate.
Virginia Held's theory of care is no less substantial than John Rawls' theory of justice. Her probing and engaging analysis of caring values, virtues, actions, and attitudes will become a classic in moral theory. -Rosemarie Tong, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 4 people found this helpful.
The ethics of care: personal, political, and global, Virginia Held. In this book I try to present the hopeful potential of a new and developing moral approach. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. The ethics of care is only a few decades old, a very short time in the history of human attempts to evaluate how we should live our lives and to recommend what we ought to do. The ethics of care still has many weaknesses and lacunae, but its development is an ongoing, cooperative project.
Personal, Political, and Global Finally, the book connects the ethics of care with the rising interest in civil society, and with limits on what law and rights are thought able to accomplish.
Personal, Political, and Global. Finally, the book connects the ethics of care with the rising interest in civil society, and with limits on what law and rights are thought able to accomplish. It shows the promise of the ethics of care for dealing with global problems and with efforts to foster international civility. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.
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Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising alternative to the familiar moral theories that serve so. .
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. In part II I explore the implications of the ethics of care for political, social, and global questions, considering also how such attempts to use the theory should allow in turn for improvements in it.
Held defends care ethics as a moral framework distinct from Kantian, utilitarian and virtue ethics. She holds that care is fundamental to human institutes and practices, indeed to our survival.
The first part of the book is devoted to the definition of care ethics as a distinct theoretical approach that represents an alternative to moral theories such as Kantian ethics and utilitarianism. The second part of the book illustrates the import of this view on social and political matters. Held argues that the ethics of care is more promising than Kantian ethics or utilitarianism because of its central values, and the ways in which it constrains markets.