The disenchantment of care ethics. A critical cartography

As commemorated on our website, care-ethicist Frans Vosman passed away on June 10th, 2020. He leaves us his intellectual heritage. Here we highlight an article featuring in a recently published book, as part of the peer-reviewed Series Ethics of Care.

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Which lives should we save in corona times

Kantians and Utilitarians hold opposing views in the debate during this corona crisis. They thrive on each other’s weaknesses. Yet these two common ethical “schools” fall short in providing answers, says ethicist Frits de Lange. He makes a plea for consulting the ethics of care.

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We should also discuss quality of life

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte keeps tellings us: what we do or don’t do in our care system is fully motivated by safety reasons from beginning to end: ‘It is better to be safe than sorry.’ Then again, is safety the only valid criterion left when discussing what care should look like in times of Corona? Haven’t we got anything better?

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