Justice and Care: Essential Readings in Feminist Ethics

Justice and Care: Essential Readings in Feminist Ethics

By: Virginia Held (author), Carol W. Oberbrunner (editor)Paperback

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When feminist philosophers first turned their attention to traditional ethical theory, its almost exclusive emphasis upon justice, rights, abstract rationality, and individual autonomy came under special criticism. Women's experiences seemed to suggest the need for a focus on care, empathetic relations, and the interdependence of persons.The most influential readings of what has become an extremely lively and fruitful debate are reproduced here along with important new contributions by Alison Jaggar and Sara Ruddick. As this volume testifies, there is no agreement on the important questions about the relationship between justice and care, but the debate has deepened and enriched our understanding in many ways.Justice and Care is a valuable collection of readings--an essential tool for anyone studying the state of feminist thought in particular or ethical theory in general.

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About Author

Virginia Held is professor of philosophy and women's studies at Hunter College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is the author of many articles and books on moral, political, and social theory, including Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society and Politics; Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action; and The Public Interest and Individual Interests. Virginia Held is professor of philosophy and women's studies at Hunter College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. She is the author of many articles and books on moral, political, and social theory, including Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society and Politics; Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action; and The Public Interest and Individual Interests.

Contents

* Introduction Delineations Of Care * Caring Nel Noddings. * Moral Orientation and Moral Development Carol Gilligan. * The Need for More than Justice Annette C. Baier. Doubts And Reservations * Beyond Caring: The De-Moralization of Gender Marilyn Friedman. * Gender and Moral Luck Claudia Card. Extensions And Affirmations * Women and Caring: What Can Feminists Learn About Morality from Caring? Joan C. Tronto. * Black Women and Motherhood Patricia Hill Collins. Moral Epistemologies * Moral Understandings: Alternative Epistemology for a Feminist Ethics Margaret Urban Walker. * Feminist Moral Inquiry and the Feminist Future Virginia Held. New Integrations * Caring as a Feminist Practice of Moral Reason Alison M. Jaggar. * Injustice in Families: Assault and Domination Sara Ruddick.

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/10/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780813321622
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780813321622
  • weight: 399
  • ISBN10: 081332162X

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