Introductory lectures on Ethics of Care by Gregory B. Sadler

Two introductory lectures on care ethics were made available by dr. Gregory B. Sadler, lecturer at Marist College. The lectures were given as part of his Spring 2012 Ethics classes.

 

Dr. Gregory B. Sadler discusses Ethics of Care moral theory by looking at Rosemarie Tong’s piece, ‘Carol Gilligan’s Ethics of Care’. He pays particular attention to Gilligan’s critique of Kohlberg’s theory of moral development and her own proposed scale as well as examining some of the common criticisms of the Ethics of Care and how well it stands up to those criticisms.

Dr. Gregory B. Sadler discusses Ethics of Care moral theory by looking at a now-classic article, Virginia Held’s ‘Feminist Transformations of Moral Theory’. He focuses on women’s past near-exclusion from moral theory, whether moral theory needs to be radically revised in the present, and some of the main features of the Ethics of Care.

For more information on Gregory B. Sadler, please visit his website.

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