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Ethics of CareCritical advances in international perspective$
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Tula Brannelly, Lizzie Ward, and Nicki Ward

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447316510

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447316510.001.0001

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Empathy in pursuit of a caring ethic in international development

Empathy in pursuit of a caring ethic in international development

(p.95) Eight Empathy in pursuit of a caring ethic in international development
Ethics of Care

Diego de Merich

Policy Press

At the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, attention will turn to what new set of goals might replace them. The MDGs based in broad terms on a conception of justice which focuses on human freedom, capability and individual flourishing, provides a venue within which the critical lens of an ethics of care might provide insight with regard to relationship, responsibilities to distant others and practices of care. As a precursor to such caring engagement, however, this chapter suggests that empathy–understood not as emotion or sentiment, but as cognitive-affective learning process–provides the basis upon which caring practices occur and upon which–responsibility for these practices are built.

Keywords:   millennium development goals, empathy, development, care ethics, international child development programme, immersions

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