Civil Society, Rights, and the Presumption of Care

Virginia Held

in The Ethics of Care

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780195180992
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785957 | DOI:
  Civil Society, Rights, and the Presumption of Care

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This chapter shows how respecting the rights recognized as important presupposes that persons are sufficiently interconnected to care whether rights are respected. Community and shared identity are considered. The chapter considers how civil society can be understood in terms of caring relations, and explores what a caring society might be like.

Keywords: rights; civil society; community; shared identity; caring relations; caring society

Chapter.  6697 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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