The Utrecht ethics of care group concentrates on practices of care, as a source of knowledge and what ‘learning while doing’ is about. Etienne Wenger is one of our sources of intellectual inspiration with regard to the concept of practice and what learning in practices is about. Continue reading Lecture Etienne Wenger: Learning in practices
In France several scholars are very active in developing the ethics of care into a full fledged political ethics. Continue reading Political ethics in France
Inge van Nistelrooij will defend her PhD-thesis on ‘Sacrifice. A care-ethical reappraisal of sacrifice and self-sacrifice’ at the University of Humanistic Studies (Utrecht, the Netherlands) on January 15, 2014. What made her choose this subject, how did her research unfold, and what were the most striking outcomes?
There is no singular European view on the ethics of care, as there are too many differences between views and the development(s) with regard to care ethics varies greatly among countries. Even the question what ‘care’ actually means, does not appear to have a straightforward answer. Continue reading Working conference Ethics of Care, 1-3 November 2012; a brief report of the proceedings
For thirty or so years in Anglo-Saxon countries, and more recently in France, the ethics of care (a Human and Social Sciences school of thought) has criticised the idea borne by progressive thinking since the Age of Enlightenment of an autonomous rational being existing within itself (the modern, Cartesian, western subject). Continue reading “Care and Disability” European Journal of Disability Research
This is an article on empirical research in ethics of care by Hanneke van der Meide, Klaartje Klaver and Eric van Elst, members of the Tilburg Care and Contested Coherence-research group. Continue reading Empirical research in the ethics of care: Finding new ways of seeing and understanding?