Caring: A Relational Approach to Ethics and Moral Education (Paperback)

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With numerous examples to supplement her rich theoretical discussion, Nel Noddings builds a compelling philosophical argument for an ethics based on natural caring, as in the care of a mother for her child.

In Caring—now updated with a new preface and afterword reflecting on the ongoing relevance of the subject matter—the author provides a wide-ranging consideration of whether organizations, which operate at a remove from the caring relationship, can truly be called ethical. She discusses the extent to which we may truly care for plants, animals, or ideas. Finally, she proposes a realignment of education to encourage and reward not just rationality and trained intelligence, but also enhanced sensitivity in moral matters.

About the Author

Nel Noddings is currently the Jacks Professor Emeriti of Child Education at Stanford University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520275706
ISBN-10: 0520275705
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: September 14th, 2013
Pages: 256
Language: English