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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)

‘Either Care or Rights’ won’t do: Moving Beyond the Rights-Care Split

In this article Nalinie Mooten calls for adjustments along the lines of care and justice constitutive of a moral shift that reinforces the under-scrutinized links between them. Overall, it will attempt to break down the binary oppositions between care and justice, which is deemed detrimental to the thickness of morality. Continue reading ‘Either Care or Rights’ won’t do: Moving Beyond the Rights-Care Split

Interview Kari Greenswag

Kari Greenswag (Los Angeles, USA) has finished her PhD at the department of Philosophy of the University of Sydney (Australia) in 2016. Her doctoral thesis is called “Globalizing the Ethics of Care: Policy, Transformation, and Judgment”. The burning issues she examines in her thesis are the increasing inequality in the world, the continued marginalization of women, and more broadly the growing crisis of care. Greenswag argues that the ethics of care should be considered an important lens through which to view complex international moral and political contexts. Continue reading Interview Kari Greenswag

De-radicalization of inmates by artist and imam

Under Pressure is a short, realistic, not-idealized documentary about de-radicalization of ISIS fighters returning from Syria. In the juvenile prison of Wiesbaden (Germany) there are over 300 inmates. The majority of them are Muslims, whose parents and/or grandparents migrated to Germany. Continue reading De-radicalization of inmates by artist and imam

Master class “Practical wisdom beyond rule obedience”

Care, social work and education are not about following the rules. Rules, guide lines, protocols are helpful, but you have to deal with them in a practically wise manner. Andries Baart and Guus Timmerman did thorough research into what general practitioners perceive, consider, assess, weigh, do and evaluate at the bedside of their sick and dying patients. The results are best summarized under the heading of ‘practical wisdom’. Professionals have to practice practical wisdom to deliver good care, social work and education. Practical wisdom beats rule obedience. We can explain that and account for it.

In the master class, the results of this research will be presented by Andries Baart, extraordinary professor at North-West University, South Africa. Three researchers will connect his analysis with their knowledge of care, social work and education. Marij Bontemps is paediatrician, was member of the board of the St. Jansdal hospital in Harderwijk, and is doing research into practical wisdom. Sabrina Keinemans is lecturer and researcher at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences and fellow in the Innovation of Social Work research group. Ton Zondervan is lecturer, teacher educator, and researcher at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences.

The master class is relevant to professionals in the fields of care, social work and education, especially for those who just sensibly do what they think that has to be done, and become tired of the way they have to explain it and account for it. The spoken language is Dutch. You can download the brochure here (Dutch)

The master class is organized by the Foundation Critical Ethics of Care, that facilitates the international research network Critical Ethics of Care and the website Ethicsofcare.org.