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 Power, Care, and the Reach of Law

Virginia Held

in The Ethics of Care

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780195180992
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785957 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195180992.003.0010
  Power, Care, and the Reach of Law

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Feminist critiques and reformulations of rights are examined. Arguments are made for limiting the reach of law and legalistic thinking, rather than imagining that law is the suitable model for all thinking about morality. The chapter explains how the ethics of care has the resources for dealing with power and violence, and should not be built on idealized images of family peace and harmony.

Keywords: rights; law; legalistic thinking; model of morality; power; violence; idealized images

Chapter.  8001 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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