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Justice And Care

Essential Readings In Feminist Ethics, 1st Edition

By Virginia Held, Carol W Oberbrunner


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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 i

Table of Contents

Introduction, PART I DELINEATIONS OF CARE, 1 Caring, 2 Moral Orientation and Moral Development, 3 The Need for More than Justice, PART 2 DOUBTS AND RESERVATIONS, 4 Beyond Caring: The De-Moralization of Gender, 5 Gender and Moral Luck, PART 3 EXTENSIONS AND AFFIRMATIONS, 6 Women and Caring: What Can Feminists Learn About Morality from Caring?, 7 Black Women and Motherhood, PART 4 MORAL EPISTEMOLOGIES, 8 Moral Understandings: Alternative "Epistemology" for a Feminist Ethics, 9 Feminist Moral Inquiry and the Feminist Future, PART 5 NEW INTEGRATIONS, 10 Caring as a Feminist Practice of Moral Reason, 11 Injustice in Families: Assault and Domination

About the Authors

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. Carol W Oberbrunner.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies