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Caring a Feminine Approach to Ethics Moral Education

Caring  a Feminine Approach to Ethics   Moral Education Author Nel Noddings
ISBN-10 0520050436
Release 1984-01
Pages 216
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Examines the nature of practical ethics from the point of view of the mother and argues that caring is the basis of morality



Starting at Home

Starting at Home Author Nel Noddings
ISBN-10 0520927567
Release 2002-01-28
Pages 349
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Nel Noddings, one of the central figures in the contemporary discussion of ethics and moral education, argues that caring--a way of life learned at home--can be extended into a theory that guides social policy. Tackling issues such as capital punishment, drug treatment, homelessness, mental illness, and abortion, Noddings inverts traditional philosophical priorities to show how an ethic of care can have profound and compelling implications for social and political thought. Instead of beginning with an ideal state and then describing a role for home and family, this book starts with an ideal home and asks how what is learned there may be extended to the larger social domain. Noddings examines the tension between freedom and equality that characterized liberal thought in the twentieth century and finds that--for all its strengths--liberalism is still inadequate as social policy. She suggests instead that an attitude of attentive love in the home induces a corresponding responsiveness that can serve as a foundation for social policy. With her characteristic sensitivity to the individual and to the vulnerable in society, the author concludes that any corrective practice that does more harm than the behavior it is aimed at correcting should be abandoned. This suggests an end to the disastrous war on drugs. In addition, Noddings states that the caring professions that deal with the homeless should be guided by flexible policies that allow practitioners to respond adequately to the needs of very different clients. She recommends that the school curriculum should include serious preparation for home life as well as for professional and civic life. Emphasizing the importance of improving life in everyday homes and the possible role social policy might play in this improvement, Starting at Home highlights the inextricable link between the development of care in individual lives and any discussion of moral life and social policy.



The Maternal Factor

The Maternal Factor Author Nel Noddings
ISBN-10 9780520265493
Release 2010
Pages 289
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"Noddings delves deeper into the study of care ethics, an area she pioneered, and emerges with new, sure to be controversial ideas on gender differences, moral development and caring. Anyone interested in these topics will want to read this book."--Michael Slote, author of "The Ethics of Care and Empathy" "Noddings presents us with a unique and provocative way to look at basic moral caring. This work from one of America's most prominent intellectual figures is sure to change how we understand ethical and moral evolution."--Jean Watson, University of Colorado Denver



Educating Moral People

Educating Moral People Author Nel Noddings
ISBN-10 0807741698
Release 2002
Pages 170
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In this collection of essential essays, Nel Noddings examines alternatives to prevailing models of character education - a sympathetic approach based on an ethic of care. Covering both stories in the classroom and controversial issues in education, Noddings describes the similarities and differences between character education and care ethics...examines how moral education might be infused throughout the curriculum...and calls for greater cooperation across fields and more attention to the practical problems of everyday teaching.



The Challenge to Care in Schools 2nd Editon

The Challenge to Care in Schools  2nd Editon Author Nel Noddings
ISBN-10 9780807773147
Release 2015-04-26
Pages 222
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After a decade of educational reforms, The Challenge to Care in Schools is even more relevant now than when it was first published. In her new Introduction, Nel Noddings revisits her seminal book and places care as central to current debates on standardization, accountability, privatization, and the continuous struggle between traditional and progressive methods of education. Rather then forcing one side to yield to the other, this book advocates an alternative, “responsive system” that will allow the best ideas to flourish. In the Second Edition, Noddings once again envisions a school system built on the idea that different people have different strengths, and that these strengths should be cultivated in an environment of caring, not of competition. She suggests that if we make the responsiveness characteristic of caring more basic than accountability, we can accommodate both traditional and progressive preferences in one school system to the benefit of all . . . especially the children. Chapters address the practical and theoretical questions involved in organizing traditional and nontraditional areas of study around themes of care. Introductory chapters focus on caring in general and on the problems of liberal education, while the final chapter offers sound advice for implementing a caring curriculum in our schools. Praise for the First Edition! "A welcome addition to the often fragmented discussion of what children need and what school and education should be." —Harvard Educational Review "I recommend this book to all concerned about education, personally and/or professionally." —Journal of Moral Education "In the morass of school reform that calls for such changes as national standards, improved assessments, and new ways of organizing schooling, Noddings provides lucid thinking about the priorities we ought to consider." —Teachers College Record



Disabling Domesticity

Disabling Domesticity Author Michael Rembis
ISBN-10 9781137487698
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 355
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Bringing together a range of authors from the multidisciplinary field of disability studies, this book uses disability and the experiences of disabled people living in the United States and Canada to explore and analyze dynamic sites of human interaction in both historical and contemporary contexts to provide readers with new ways of envisioning home, care, and family. Contributors to Disabling Domesticity focus on the varied domestic sites where intimate – and interdependent – human relations are formed and maintained. Analyzing domesticity through the lens of disability forces readers to think in new ways about family and household forms, care work, an ethic of care, reproductive labor, gendered and generational conflicts and cooperation, ageing, dependence, and local and global economies and political systems, in part by bringing the notion of interdependence, which undergirds all of the chapters in this book, into the foreground.



World Ethics

World Ethics Author Wanda Torres Gregory
ISBN-10 0534512712
Release 2003
Pages 392
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Unique among multicultural-minded introduction to ethics textbooks, WORLD ETHICS is first and foremost an introduction to ethical theory, not to applied ethics. And unique among introduction to ethical theory textbooks, WORLD ETHICS is firmly committed to exploring ethical theories of the World, not just those of the European philosophical mainstream. Consisting of sixty primary source readings from a variety of world philosophical traditions, this text will enable instructors, majors, and non-majors to engage the fundamental questions of ethics amidst a much more diverse array of standpoints than is typically featured in an introduction to ethics textbook. The coverage of the European tradition in this volume alone is richer than most introductory ethics anthologies. Inasmuch as WORLD ETHICS provides not only this traditional coverage, but also equally exceptional treatment of Asian, Feminist, and a number of other contemporary cultural theoretical perspectives, this title is bound to be of landmark and lasting value to the teaching of ethics.



Caring Democracy

Caring Democracy Author Joan C. Tronto
ISBN-10 9780814770344
Release 2013-04-12
Pages 256
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Americans now face a caring deficit: there are simply too many demands on people’s time for us to care adequately for our children, elderly people, and ourselves.At the same time, political involvement in the United States is at an all-time low, and although political life should help us to care better, people see caring as unsupported by public life and deem the concerns of politics as remote from their lives. Caring Democracy argues that we need to rethink American democracy, as well as our fundamental values and commitments, from a caring perspective. What it means to be a citizen is to be someone who takes up the challenge: how should we best allocate care responsibilities in society? Joan Tronto argues that we need to look again at how gender, race, class, and market forces misallocate caring responsibilities and think about freedom and equality from the standpoint of making caring more just.The idea that production and economic life are the most important political and human concerns ignores the reality that caring, for ourselves and others, should be the highest value that shapes how we view the economy, politics, and institutions such as schools and the family. Care is at the center of our human lives, but Tronto argues it is currently too far removed from the concerns of politics. Caring Democracy traces the reasons for this disconnection and argues for the need to make care, not economics, the central concern of democratic political life.



Feminist Morality

Feminist Morality Author Virginia Held
ISBN-10 0226325938
Release 1993-11-15
Pages 285
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How is feminism changing the way women and men think, feel, and act? Virginia Held explores how feminist theory is changing contemporary views of moral choice. She proposes a comprehensive philosophy of feminist ethics, arguing persuasively for reconceptualizations of the self; of relations between the self and others; and of images of birth and death, nurturing and violence. Held shows how social, political, and cultural institutions have traditionally been founded upon masculine ideals of morality. She then identifies a distinct feminist morality that moves beyond culturally embedded notions about motherhood and female emotionality. Examining the effects of this alternative moral and ethical system on changing social values, Held discusses its far-reaching implications for altering standards of freedom, democracy, equality, and personal development. Ultimately, she concludes, the culture of feminism could provide a fresh perspective on—even solutions to—contemporary social problems. Feminist Morality makes a vital contribution to the ongoing debate in feminist theory on the importance of motherhood. For philosophers and other readers outside feminist theory, it offers a feminist moral and social critique in clear and accessible terms.



The Heart of What Matters

The Heart of What Matters Author Anthony Cunningham
ISBN-10 9780520226623
Release 2001-09-04
Pages 296
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"This is a wonderful book--beautifully written, deeply moving, and philosophically well argued. I loved it."—Nel Noddings, author of Caring: A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education "This book gives us something all too rare in contemporary philosophical writing: a passionate, careful, deeply sympathetic and sustained analysis of some important literary narratives in aid of a clearly defined philosophical project. Whether one agrees with Cunningham's conclusions or not, his treatment of the texts is inspiring and illuminating."—Lawrence C. Becker, author of A New Stoicism



IN A DIFFERENT VOICE

IN A DIFFERENT VOICE Author Carol GILLIGAN
ISBN-10 9780674037618
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 216
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This is the little book that started a revolution, making women's voices heard, in their own right and with their own integrity, for virtually the first time in social scientific theorizing about women. Its impact was immediate and continues to this day, in the academic world and beyond. Translated into sixteen languages, with more than 700,000 copies sold around the world, In a Different Voice has inspired new research, new educational initiatives, and political debate—and helped many women and men to see themselves and each other in a different light.



Basic Moral Philosophy

Basic Moral Philosophy Author Robert L. Holmes
ISBN-10 9781305890268
Release 2014-10-08
Pages 256
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Who ever heard of an easy-to-understand philosophy book? Now there is one. BASIC MORAL PHILOSOPHY presents clear information on the major ethical and philosophical theories that you can actually comprehend. Whether it's bioethics or broad moral philosophy, BASIC MORAL PHILOSOPHY is the ethics textbook that gives you an introduction to the tough questions and helps you get a great grade in class also. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Ethics of Care

The Ethics of Care Author Virginia Held
ISBN-10 9780195180992
Release 2006
Pages 211
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An exploration of the moral theory examines the characteristics of the ethics of care, discussing the feminist roots of this moral approach, what is meant by "care," and the potential of the ethics of care for dealing with social issues.



Critical Lessons

Critical Lessons Author Nel Noddings
ISBN-10 9781139454988
Release 2006-05-08
Pages
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Critical Lessons concentrates on the critical, reflective thinking that should be taught in high schools. Taking seriously the Socratic advice, 'know thyself', it focuses on topics that will help students to understand the forces - good and bad - that work to socialize them. This book argues why critical thinking is necessary in schools because it requires the discussion of critical issues: how we learn, the psychology of war, what it means to make a home, advertising and propaganda, choosing an occupation, gender, and religion.



Happiness and Education

Happiness and Education Author Nel Noddings
ISBN-10 0521807638
Release 2003-07-07
Pages 308
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Explores what we might teach if we take happiness seriously as an aim of education.



Principles of Health Care Ethics

Principles of Health Care Ethics Author Richard Edmund Ashcroft
ISBN-10 9781119184829
Release 2015-08-12
Pages 864
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Edited by four leading members of the new generation of medical and healthcare ethicists working in the UK, respected worldwide for their work in medical ethics, Principles of Health Care Ethics, Second Edition is a standard resource for students, professionals, and academics wishing to understand current and future issues in healthcare ethics. With a distinguished international panel of contributors working at the leading edge of academia, this volume presents a comprehensive guide to the field, with state of the art introductions to the wide range of topics in modern healthcare ethics, from consent to human rights, from utilitarianism to feminism, from the doctor-patient relationship to xenotransplantation. This volume is the Second Edition of the highly successful work edited by Professor Raanan Gillon, Emeritus Professor of Medical Ethics at Imperial College London and former editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, the leading journal in this field. Developments from the First Edition include: The focus on ‘Four Principles Method’ is relaxed to cover more different methods in health care ethics. More material on new medical technologies is included, the coverage of issues on the doctor/patient relationship is expanded, and material on ethics and public health is brought together into a new section.



An Invitation to Feminist Ethics

An Invitation to Feminist Ethics Author Hilde Lindemann
ISBN-10 007285023X
Release 2006
Pages 176
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Feminist ethics illustrates how power, in the guise of gender, affects various moral practices and moral theorizing; it also assesses those practices and theories for their legitimacy. An Invitation to Feminist Ethics introduces students to the body of work in feminist ethics, clarifies the need for this approach to ethics, and explores three social practices--health care, violence, and globalization--within which the need for a feminist ethics is most urgent.