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Care in everyday lifeAn ethic of care in practice$
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Marian Barnes

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781847428233

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847428233.001.0001

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Conceptual, philosophical and political perspectives on care

Conceptual, philosophical and political perspectives on care

(p.11) Two Conceptual, philosophical and political perspectives on care
Care in everyday life

Marian Barnes

Policy Press

This chapter highlights three key elements of feminist care ethics: an emphasis on human individuals as relational and hence the universality of the need for care; the moral principles of care ethics, and the relationship between care and justice. It identifies care ethics as one of a number of normative positions that seeks to emphasise the importance of connections between people, such as Ubuntu in African philosophy and Whanaugatanga in Maori culture. But it distinguishes feminist care ethics from both communitarianism and from theories of social capital.

Keywords:   Interdependence, Embodiment, Emotionality, Moral reasoning, Contextuality, Moral principles, Social justice, Recognition

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