A bit of Japan in Osnabrück

Kari Tsushima (Kyoto,Japan) will present: A Precarity of Need Interpretation for Dependency Workers in Japan. Her presentation includes ‘Dependency Work and Transparent Self’ by Eva Feder Kittay; the Payment Gap between workers and volunteers; and the Japanese Welfare Reform in 1990s. She will address these topics through Need interpretation by Nancy Fraser, the five care phases by Joan Tronto and Precarity by Judith Butler.

More informatiom can be obtained from Mrs Jorma Heier (see below for contact details).

Rethinking critical reflection on care

Is the ethics of care approach, critical as it is with regard to Modernity, aware of late Modernity, with its paradoxes of Modernity, e.g.: “thou shalt be autonomous”? Care ethicists Frans Vosman and Alistair Niemijer recently published an article inMedicine, Health Care and Philosophy, on this issue. It is time for a next step in care ethics. This article outlines this next step. Continue reading Rethinking critical reflection on care