Care Ethics and Poetry

Care Ethics and Poetry is the first book length work to address the relationship between poetry and feminist care ethics.   The authors argue that morality, and more specifically, moral progress, is a product of inquiry, imagination, and confronting new experiences. Engaging poetry, therefore, can contribute to the habits necessary for a robust moral life—specifically, caring.  Continue reading “Care Ethics and Poetry”

Call for Papers: Care Ethics, Religion and Spiritual Traditions

Feminist Care Ethics has received extensive attention in a variety of fields over the past quarter century including political science, philosophy, education, social work, sociology and more. There has been relatively little discussion of Care Ethics in the field of Religious Studies. Surprisingly, given that virtually all mainstream religions hold care and compassion as aContinue reading “Call for Papers: Care Ethics, Religion and Spiritual Traditions”

Respecting moral diversity

Facing the death of other people, we are confronted with our deepest convictions of what makes sense and what does not.  A mother of four should not die of breast cancer in her mid 40s, for this runs contrary to whatever possible order of justice in the world. A beloved father in a vegetative stateContinue reading “Respecting moral diversity”

Caring democracy: current topics in the political theory of care

Introduction In 2013, political care ethicist Joan Tronto((Joan C. Tronto is Professor of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Professor Emerita at the City University of New York and initiator of the Care Ethics Research Consortium www.care-ethics.org.)) applied a care-ethical view to democratic theory in her book Caring democracy: Markets, equality and justice, and invited scholarsContinue reading “Caring democracy: current topics in the political theory of care”

Medical versus care ethics

As a former medical student – but not a doctor – studying the field of care ethics, I was always interested in bringing these two worlds together. Whereas the dominant (bio)medical ethics in healthcare revolves around four principles – beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for autonomy, and justice – care ethics questions whether morality can be derivedContinue reading “Medical versus care ethics”

Interdependency: The fourth existential insult to humanity

Tom Malleson, PhD recently published an interesting article on interdependency, from a care ethical point of view. He argues that taking interdependency seriously would lead to profound changes in our culture, our central political concepts, and even our major institutions. We contacted Tom Malleson for an insight into the background of the article and the author. Interdisciplinary “I’m oneContinue reading “Interdependency: The fourth existential insult to humanity”

Art of Living, Art of Dying

Spring 2017 a new book by Carlo Leget was published, Art of Living, Art of Dying. Spiritual Care for a Good Death, by Jessica Kingsley Publishers in London/Philadelphia. Care-ethics.org had an interview with the author. A new book about spiritual care, why did you write it? For some time I had been thinking that itContinue reading “Art of Living, Art of Dying”

Older people on self-chosen death

Caught between intending and doing: older people ideating on a self-chosen death Els van Wijngaarden, Carlo Leget and Anne Goossensen (( University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands)) Abstract Objectives The aim of this paper is to provide insight into what it means to live with the intention to end life at a self-chosen moment from an insiderContinue reading “Older people on self-chosen death”

Ready to give up on life

The lived experience of elderly people who feel life is completed and no longer worth living. Els van Wijngaarden, Carlo Leget and Anne Goossensen ((University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, Netherlands)) In the Netherlands, there has been much political and public debate on the question whether elderly people, who are tired of life and who consider their lifeContinue reading “Ready to give up on life”

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