Care Ethics and Political Theory

Hardcover | September 20, 2015

EditorDaniel Engster, Maurice Hamington

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Care Ethics and Political Theory brings together new chapters on the nature of care ethics and its implications for politics from some of the most important philosophers working in the field today. Chapters take up long-standing questions about the relationship between care and justice anddevelop guidelines for the development of a care-based justice theory. Care ethics is further applied to issues such as security, privacy, law, and health care where little work has been previously done. By bringing care ethics into conversation with non-Western and subaltern cultures, thecontributing authors further show how care ethics can guide and learn from other traditions. A final set of chapters uses care ethics to challenge dominant moral and political paradigms and offer an alternative foundation for future moral and political theory. The book as a whole makes the case for care ethics as an equal or superior approach to morality and politics compared with liberalism, luck egalitarianism, libertarianism, the capabilities approach, communitarianism, and other political theories. The volume includes many of the leading care scholars in the world today engaging in both theoretical and applied discussions of this burgeoning field of study. Ultimately, Care Ethics and Political Theory endeavors to find realistic methods and ways of thinking to create a more caring world.

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Care Ethics and Political Theory brings together new chapters on the nature of care ethics and its implications for politics from some of the most important philosophers working in the field today. Chapters take up long-standing questions about the relationship between care and justice anddevelop guidelines for the development of a car...

Daniel Engster is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at San Antonio. His books include The Heart of Justice: Care Ethics and Political Theory (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007), Justice, Politics, and the Family, co-edited with Tamara Metz, (Boulder: Paradigm Publishing, 2014), and Justice, C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.97 inPublished:September 20, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Daniel Engster and Maurice Hamington: IntroductionSection 1: Care and Justice2. Virginia Held: Care and Justice, Still3. Michael Slote: Care Ethics and Liberalism4. Eva Kittay: Care as a Politics5. Nel Noddings: Care Ethics and 'Caring' OrganizationsSection 2: Applications6. Maxine Eichner: The Supportive State: Government, Dependency, and Responsibility for Caretaking7. Marilyn Friedman: Privacy, Surveillance, and Care Ethics8. Rita Manning: Care, Normativity, and the Law9. Ruth Groenhout: Of Medicine and Monsters: Rationing and the Ethics of CareSection 3: Of Medicine and Monsters: Rationing and the Ethics of Care10. Amanda Gouws and Mikki van Zyl: Towards a Feminist Ethics of Ubuntu: Bridging Rights and Ubuntu11. Maureen Sander-Staudt: Caring Reciprocity as a Relational and Political Ideal in Confucianism and Care Ethics12. Julie White: Practicing Care at the Margins: Other-Mothering as Public CareSection 4: Challenging Dominant Paradigms13. Joan Tronto: Theories of Care as a Challenge to Weberian Paradigms in Social Science14. Maurice Hamington: Politics Is Not A Game: The Radical Potential of Care15. Fiona Robinson: Care Ethics, Political Theory and the Future of Feminism16. Daniel Engster: Care in the State of Nature: The Evolutionary and Biological Roots of the Disposition to Care