Vulnerability: Book review by Joan Tronto

Prof. Joan Tronto, well-known for her contribution to care ethics, reviewed a book on vulnerability. The book titled ‘Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy’ was edited by Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers, and Susan Dodds. It has been published by Oxford University Press (2014, ISBN 9780199316656).

In her review, prof. Joan Tronto, who works at the University of Minnesota, is generally positive though raising some critical remarks. Overall, she considers the book “important for decades to come [as it] explores many dimensions of the concept of vulnerability and argues for its centrality as a concept in ethics.”

This is a remarkably rich and important collection that will soon become essential reading in contemporary feminist and moral philosophy.

The full review is available at Notre Dame Philosophical reviews.

During a recent visit to the Netherlands, prof. Tronto discussed the contribution by Susan Dodds in a research meeting. In an interview, she talks about vulnerability, care and dependence. You can also read a summary of the research meeting.

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