Ethics of Care by Virginia Held
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Ethics of Care
By Virginia Held

The Ethics of Care

Personal, Political, Global

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Ethics of Care by Virginia Held

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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. This book clarifies just what the ethics of care is: what its characteristics are, what it holds, and what it enables us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this moral approach and why the ethics of care can be a morality with universal appeal. Held examines what we mean by "care," and what a caring person is like. Where other moral theories demand impartiality above all, the ethics of care understands the moral import of our ties to our families and groups. It evaluates such ties, focusing on caring relations rather than simply on the virtues of individuals. The book proposes how such values as justice, equality, and individual rights can "fit together" with such values as care, trust, mutual consideration, and solidarity. In the second part of the book, Held examines the potential of the ethics of care for dealing with social issues. She shows how the ethics of care is more promising than Kantian moral theory and utilitarianism for advice on how expansive, or not, markets should be, and on when other values than market ones should prevail. She connects the ethics of care with the rising interest in civil society, and considers the limits appropriate for the language of rights. Finally, she shows the promise of the ethics of care for dealing with global problems and seeing anew the outlines of international civility.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195325904
ISBN-10: 0195325907
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 10mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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How Terrorism is Wrong collects articles by Virginia Held along with much new material. It offers a moral assessment of various forms of political violence, with terrorism the focus of much of the discussion.

Ethics of Care by Virginia Held Ethics of Care, Hardback (December 2005)

What are the ethics of care? Is it any better than other moral theories in enabling us to deal with the actual problems we confront? This book makes clear how the ethics of care differs from such dominant theories as Kantian moral theory, utilitarianism, and virtue ethics, and how promising it is as an approach to morality in any context.

Justice and Care by Virginia Held Justice and Care, Paperback (October 1995)

This compact anthology traces the exploration of the relationship between the ideals of justice and care--a discussion at the core of contemporary feminist ethics. In addition to compiling the most influential previously published work, Justice and Care offers two important new chapters by Alison Jaggar and Sara Ruddick.

Feminist Morality by Virginia Held Feminist Morality, Paperback (September 1993)

This book explores how feminist theory is changing contemporary views of moral choice. It proposes a philosophy of feminist ethics, arguing for reconceptualizations of the self; of relations between the self and others; and of images of birth and death, nurturing and violence.

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Author Biography - Virginia Held

Virginia Held is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate School and author of Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action and Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society, and Politics.

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