Caring democracy: Current Topics in the Political Theory of Care

Conference November 23-24, Prague

Keynote speaker at this conference is Joan Tronto (University of Minnesota, USA).
The aim of the conference is to elaborate on Tronto’s invitation to rethink the very substance of democracy from the care perspective.
Despite its relatively short history, the moral theory known as “the ethics of care” or “care ethics” has become an influential current of contemporary moral thought. Soon after the first articulation of care ethics in the 1980s, care ethicists identified care also as a crucial concept in, among others, political and social philosophy.
In Moral Boundaries (1993), Joan Tronto criticized the traditional boundary between ethics and politics and made a case for placing care at the center of the political life. See our calendar for more information

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