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Running head: ETHICS OF CARE 1 The Ethics of Care Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation
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ETHICS OF CARE 2 Ethics of Care Care ethics philosophy entails a theoretical approach representing an alternative to honorable philosophies like utilitarianism and Kantian. The philosophy majors on shared links and individual relationships. The care ethics constitutes egalitarianism academic framework acknowledgment distinguishable from virtue ethics. The care ethics philosophy represents a free moral framework and contains a great significance in global issues. This paper gives a comprehensive understanding of the care ethics philosophy in terms of summary and critical points, general arguments, personal reaction, and rationale for the philosophy critique. Summary The care ethics originate from the egalitarianism theory initially devised by Gilligan Carol created after study little girl's view of ethics. The approach focused on personal relationships and situational contexts. The method received some further clarification from Nel Noddings in the 1980s who focused on an intimate relationship (Held, 2006). The care of ethics proves applicable to many different scenarios, which include business, environment, and animal care. Key Points The argument of care ethics philosophy raises some points that prove paramount in the study of ethics of care. First, there exist five defining features of ethics of care that distinguish it from other feminist theories. The philosophy focuses on convincing ethical salience of achieving the desires of people and attending to the wants of other humans (Held et al. 2006). Second, the epistemology perception of care ethics values relational capabilities, feelings, and appreciation of moral concern. Third, the proposition of the original concept of difference concerning public and personal and respective importance. Fourth the adoption of the
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ETHICS OF CARE 3 interpersonal origin of people contrasting the liberal individualism and finally, rejection of the opinion of prevailing ethical philosophies that appear extra intellectual in the reasoning of the ethical issue.
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