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The Ethics of Care: Valuing or Essentialising Women's Work?

Jenkins, Fiona


A major theme of ethics, introduced by feminist philosophers in the 1980s, concerns the role of care in human life. While the importance of care has historically been neglected by philosophy, some argue that it should be placed at the centre of our ethical systems and understood as a locus of distinctive virtues that have been wrongly devalued as feminine. Whether caring reflects a characteristically feminine set of virtues has been a source of controversy, with some arguing that women have...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43236-2


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