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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.Continue reading Which lives should we save in corona times
We speak of social distancing, yet of course that is not what is really going on. The transmission of the corona virus is being slowed down – or so experts are telling us and why would we not believe them? – by a package of measures being imposed upon us:Continue reading Social Distancing
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?Continue reading We should also discuss quality of life
Helen Brown Coverdale identifies the obscured presence of caring practices in prisons, and discusses how a care ethics perspective may be used to reframe penal theory.Continue reading Caring and the Prison in Philosophy, Policy and Practice: Under Lock and Key
In this blog Professor Sandra Laugier (Paris, FR) shares her reflections about the world changing in reaction to the corona pandemic “The war on care continues”.Continue reading War on Care