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"The ethics of care: a road map" by Prof Frans Vosman

This seminar is hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and The Oxford Martin School, and funded by the John Fell Fund.

Speaker: Professor Frans Vosman, Chair Ethics of Care, University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The ethics of care: a road map
As a young branch of the old tree of ethics, the ethics of care has been interdisciplinary from its conception in the 1980s and fundamentally situates itself as a political ethic − though not yet fully fledged. It introduces critical insights on ethical issues, for example the moral importance of relations between people, of emotions as a source of knowledge, of vulnerability, and of practices of care as sources of moral understanding. This essentially links to the quest for another epistemology: whose knowledge counts and what counts as knowledge? The basic insight in this presentation is that caring and being cared for are the essential constituents of a life lived together. 

This event is part of a seminar series:

Seminar Series: Care practices: towards a recasting of ethics

This seminar series is hosted by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and The Oxford Martin School, and funded by the John Fell Fund. As a young and rapidly expanding branch of ethics, the ethics of care offers insights that both practitioners and theorists cannot but consider. It came to prominence as an interdisciplinary endeavour in the eighties when the social scientist, Carol ...

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15 October 2014 12:30 - 14:00

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Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)