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"Care and justice in society" by Prof Virginia Held

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 Virginia Held, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA.

Care and Justice in Society
The ethics of care can be contrasted with the various dominant ethics of justice. When we appropriately attend to the practices and values of care, society looks quite differently from the way it has been conceptualized by moral, political, and legal philosophers associated with the ethics of justice. We can see how we ought not only to apply the requirements of justice to activities of care, but also how society ought to give priority to the values of care.

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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22 October 2014 12:30 - 14:00

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Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets)