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The Justice of Caring

Michael Slote

in Morals from Motives

Published in print March 2001 | ISBN: 9780195138375
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833696 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195138376.003.0004
The Justice of Caring

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The ethics of caring was originally based on the idea of a contrast between the ”feminine” focus on caring and a ”masculine” emphasis on justice. But an agent‐based ethics of caring can actually provide the means for understanding what justice (truly) is. Institutions, laws, and indeed whole societies can be politically evaluated according to whether they exhibit or reflect sufficiently caring motivation on the part of those who sustain/inhabit them.

Keywords: caring; feminine; institutions; laws; social justice; societies

Chapter.  9011 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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