Ethics of care – with its emphasis on care instead of fairness, relationships instead of rules, conflicting responsibilities instead of competing rights, contextual and narrative thinking instead of formal and abstract thinking – originates in the empirical research of Carol Gilligan and her co-workers. Continue reading Empirically grounded ethics of care
Persons who depend to a large degree on daily care from others, like residents of a nursing home, are at great risk of being hurt in their uniqueness. One important source for reducing this risk to a minimum offers nurses’ daily and concrete care. That care can preserve someone’s identity. If so, nurses’ care can be described as preservative care. Continue reading Interdependence revised: co-creation as new pathway
BBC Newsnight reporter Gabriel Gatehouse leaves for Amsterdam. The national elections are coming. Reports on ruling Dutch populism puzzle him. Continue reading Beneath the surface of the liberal Netherlands
In the Netherlands a much debated issue is whether or not people who consider their life ‘to be completed’ should be entitled to get assistance in ending it. The concept ‘completed life’ is the central concept of a discourse that aims to make this entitlement a matter of Dutch legislation. Continue reading When is a life completed?
The Netherlands could easily act as a dissolver of parliamentary democracy.
Elections in Europe: episode 1, The Netherlands.
On March 15, 2017, Dutch voters come to the polls to elect a new parliament. Dutch care ethicist Frans Vosman gives his view on the political situation of this tiny unruly country. Continue reading The Netherlands, a tiny country in disarray
In this article Nalinie Mooten calls for adjustments along the lines of care and justice constitutive of a moral shift that reinforces the under-scrutinized links between them. Overall, it will attempt to break down the binary oppositions between care and justice, which is deemed detrimental to the thickness of morality. Continue reading ‘Either Care or Rights’ won’t do: Moving Beyond the Rights-Care Split