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Duy Nguyen: 009523423Professor Carlos SanchezPHIL 186August 16,2016Ethic of Care AnalysisEthic of care, also known as "Moral theory," is the about how we care for people around us. It implies the fundamental elements of relationships as well as the dependencies of human life. The care ethics maintains the relationships by contextualizing and promoting the well giving and receiving in a social network of relationships. Even the Ethic of Care is defined as a theory; it is usually recognized as a practice of virtue, in which "care" is central and plays a critical role in maintaining the world of human and meeting the needs of ourselves and others. The theory supports the motivation to care for those who are dependent and vulnerable. According to the Ethic of Care, maintaining a relationship of mutual opportunity and benefits as well as consider the implications of our decision is necessary. From the care ethics, we should try to do the honest to people around us, live the morally correct life, and right thing to others people.The theory states that we only truly can care for someone if we live honestly to ourselves. The caring is our response to moral situations such as need, role relationships, and harm. Moral attention, harmony, relationships awareness and sympathetic understanding are four primary ideas in the care ethic.Case study: Parable of the Sadhu
Summary:The McCoy's journey in which he was on halfway to Himalayan Mountains. In the journey, the author was with his friend Stephen, and they found the Sadhu, who is an Indian holy man, was naked, barefoot and almost die because of hypothermia and tiredness. There were three other climbing parties with McCoy and Stephen from New Zealand, Switzerland, and Japan. All of them tried to provide some help to the Sadhu. However, they left the Sadhu with clothing, food, and drink. The climbing parties made their decision that continuing on their primary goal and left the Sadhu. Later, Stephen and McCoy were unable to find that the Sadhu is alive or not. There are two conflict arguments in McCoy that he should provide enough assistance to the Sadhu and continue, or he should have done more for the Sadhu.AnalysisIn my opinion, all climbing teams should stop their plans and help the Sadhu because Sadhu's life was in danger. I can understand it is very difficult to conquer the Himalayas,and it could be the greatest achievement of many people who love mountain climbing. Also, I also understood that the Himalayas was wet last 20 years, so it was a very rare chance to conquer the mountain. However, the question is "Can the happiness of the achievement help them go over the regret from the dead of Sadhu?" Apparently, they can give more help to the Sadhu and help him get better. However, they choose to ignore Sadhu and continue on the original plan. According to the care ethics, their actions and decisions should care more about human value. Moreover, the two primary ideas in the care ethic, moral attention and sympathetic, require their understanding of Sadhu's situation. In this case, the make an unethical decision accord to the care ethics.