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Caring A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education

ISBN-10: 0520238648
ISBN-13: 9780520238640
Edition: 2nd 2003
Authors: Nel Noddings
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Description: What is at the basis of moral action? An altruism acquired by the application of rule and principle? Or, as Noddings asserts, caring and the memory of being cared for? With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, Noddings  More...

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Book details

List price: $31.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 6/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

What is at the basis of moral action? An altruism acquired by the application of rule and principle? Or, as Noddings asserts, caring and the memory of being cared for? With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, Noddings builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child. The ethical behavior that grows out of natural caring, and has as its core care-filled receptivity to those involved in any moral situation, leaves behind the rigidity of rule and principle to focus on what is particular and unique in human relations. Noddings's discussion is wide-ranging, as she considers whether organizations, which operate at a remove from the caring relationship, can truly be called ethical. She discusses the extent to which we may truly care for plants, animals, or ideas. Finally, she proposes a realignment of education to encourage and reward not just rationality and trained intelligence, but also enhanced sensitivity in moral matters.

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Why Care About Caring?
The One-Caring
The Cared-for
An Ethic of Caring
Construction of the Ideal
Enhancing the Ideal: Joy
Caring for Animals, Plants, Things and Ideas
Moral Education
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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