Justice And Care: Essential Readings In Feminist Ethics

Justice And Care: Essential Readings In Feminist Ethics Author Virginia Held
ISBN-10 081332162X
ISBN-13 9780813321622
Year 1995-11-03
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Westview Press
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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 readingsan essential tool for anyone studying the state of feminist thought in particular or ethical theory in general

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