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Ethics of care/care ethics/relational ethics

Mussell, Helen ORCID: 2025. Ethics of care/care ethics/relational ethics. Helms, J., Williams, K. S. and Bendl, R., eds. Encyclopaedia of Gender and Management, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar,

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The Ethics of Care is a contemporary ethical framework originating in moral developmental psychology and further developed by theorists in a range of disciplines including philosophy, political science, legal studies, and gender studies, to name but a few. Central to the theory is the position that moral problems arise from conflicting responsibilities, rather than a focus on conflicting rights. There is an emphasis on the contextual and particular nature of moral problems, as opposed to pursuing an abstract or universal ethical approach. As such, the Ethics of Care is a normative ethical framework, one that emphasises interdependency, interconnection, and interpersonal relations between moral agents. It is increasingly referred to as a theory of relational ethics.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: In Press
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2024 15:06

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