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Biebricher on neoliberalism

Is caring indeed establishing the very possibility to live together in a humane way? As care ethics has reflected on the presuppositions of a caring democracy it often has confronted neoliberalism, with its emphasis on the market instead of the state, as the hindrance par excellence to a caring well ordered society (e.g. Tronto,Barnes; in a different way Brugère). Continue reading Biebricher on neoliberalism

It’s not ‘anything goes’

I would prefer to see Ethics of Care as a developing discipline with a malleable body of knowledge and well-established research methodology. The emphasis on contextual adaptiveness combined with loosely referring to ‘care ethical perspectives’, could easily result in a unfruitful ‘anything goes’, says Andries Baart Continue reading It’s not ‘anything goes’

The wisdom of being ready (without necessarily giving up)

In the Netherlands a much debated issue is whether or not people who consider their life ‘to be completed’ should be able to get assistance in ending it. The concept ‘completed life’ is the central concept of a discourse that aims to make this a matter of Dutch legislation. Continue reading The wisdom of being ready (without necessarily giving up)