WHAT ARE ETHICS OF CARE?

“Care ethics grew out of a groundswell of dissatisfaction with traditional ethical theorizing. Early theorists include Carol Gilligan, who first used the term “care” to describe an alternative form of relational moral deliberation that did not fit existing ethical categories” 

 

—  Maurice Hamington (2016)

Generated by analysising interviews with Care Ethicists from this wonderful website... www.ethicsofcare.com

HUMAN NEEDS NOT RIGHTS

1. INTERDEPENDENCE

“The care relationships among humans are part of what marks us as human beings. We are always interdependent.” 

 

Joan Tronto (2009).

2. VULNERABILITY

“The unavoidable vulnerability of our human bodies.”

Marian Verkerk (2013).

3. RELATIONSHIPS

“Unless we do care about others’ well-being, ethical principles are meaningless.”

 

Ruth Groenhout (2010).

© 2020. The Design of Good. Alexandra Tinning.

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